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The Port of Woodland commissioners on Nov. 14 will interview candidates to replace Gerald Peterson, who resigned from the District 2 commissioner seat on Oct. 31 after serving 34 years, according to a port news release.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

The following individuals have applied and have met the legal requirements to hold the office:

• Matt Peterson, a farmer and lifelong resident of the district. He currently serves on the board of Cowlitz Diking Improvement District 2.

• Randall Olson, retired, relocated from Texas to Woodland in 2016.

• John Burke, executive director Woodland Chamber of Commerce and owner of JJ’s Computer Repair. He has served as a Woodland City councilman, Planters Days President, Grange Master of Woodland Grange 178 and president of Woodland Museum. He is a member of Woodland Downtown Woodland Revitalization.

• Bob Wile, owner of Stor-A-Wile and Owner of K&B Solutions. He is lifelong resident of the district and has coached multiple youth sports and served as a scout leader.

The appointee will complete the remainder of Peterson's term, which expires Dec. 31, 2019.

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