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History of Battle Ground - Mayors

On the 26th of May, 1951, a special election was held to determine whether or not a corporation to be known as the Town of Battle Ground, Washington should be established. Voters approved the incorporation of the new town and at the same time elected its first city council and its first mayor, Mr. P.L. Rasmussen.

Washington State recognized the incorporated Town of Battle Ground, population 742, on June 18, 1951.

Eventually, the Town of Battle Ground became the City of Battle Ground and the population has grown to nearly 20,000. Several Mayors and Councilmembers have been elected and served since 1951.

List of Mayors

 Mayor Rasmussen                   Mayor McConnell                     Mayor Bechtold 
P.L. "Louie" Rasmussen
1952-1959
                      
  Cleon "Mac" W. McConnell
1960-1963 
  Emil F. Bechtold
1964-1974 
Mayor Gasaway    Mayor Eaton    Mayor DeShirlia
 Harold W. Gasaway
1975-1976
           
  Everett A. Eaton
1976-1985
   Frank J. DeShirlia
1986-1994
Mayor Brothers     Mayor Ganley    Mayor Idsinga
 Marvin E. Brothers
1995-1996

  William J. Ganley
1997-2001
  John G. Idsinga
2002-2007
 Mayor Ciraulo    Mayor Walters    Mayor Bowman
Michael J. Ciraulo
2008-2011

  Lisa Walters
2012-2013
   Shane A. Bowman
2014-2015