We all know the deal: failed congressional/state representative candidate Jon Russell was instrumental getting his buddy, Jeffry Bivens, hired as Washougal's finance director.
Bivens is best known for partying in Vegas with Stacy Sellers, vaporized former Mayor of Washougal who abused the city's credit card and partied hardy... while Russell fiddled and did nothing about it, even though he had oversight of the city's checkbook.
Of course, Bivens was such a train wreck that he couldn't be bonded, and as a result, he had to leave, but not before he picked up a nice mid 5 figure check for getting rid of a guy they shouldn't have hired in the first place.
Well done, Jon.
Cross-posted at Clark County Politics.