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Biz journalist running for public utilities board

October 14, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Julia Anderson, the former business editor of The Columbian in Vancouver, Wash., is running for a position on the Clark County Public Utilities Board.

A profile in The Columbian on Sunday states, “Ultimately, she would make a career in journalism, landing at The Columbian in late 1983. Not long after, she was appointed as the paper’s business editor. With Anderson at the helm, The Columbian’s business section won awards, including for best in the country for its newspaper size from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

“Anderson also received numerous awards for her business columns. ‘I worked really hard … to provide some leadership on the discussion of (Clark County’s) economy,’ she said.

“She also founded and expanded the newspaper’s annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, an event well-attended by regional business and political leaders.

“Looking for other opportunities and to travel, she left The Columbian, after 26 years, in March 2010.

“Today, she’s a freelance writer and, up until she launched her campaign for the utility board, she wrote the Energy Adviser column for Clark Public Utilities, which she said gave her valuable insight into several issues, including the importance of conservation.”

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