Republican Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring dismissed a comparison between her and former Councilors David Madore and Tom Mielke, saying that electing her council chair wouldn’t mean a return to a previous era of county politics.Quiring’s comments were in response to a remark made by Eric Holt, a Democratic candidate for county council chair, during a meeting with The Columbian’s Editorial Board. Holt said that although he likes Quiring he wouldn’t vote for her because “none of us want to go back to the Madore and Mielke years.”Madore and Mielke lost re-election and retired in 2016, respectively. Their time on council was marked with bitter feuds with the rest of the council, county staff and others. But Quiring said that era is over.“You can see the differences,” said Quiring. “I think there was a perceived discontent and rancor on the council. I think it was just a mix of people. I think that David Madore moved too fast with policy.”But she added that she agreed with their policies. “They’re conservatives; I’m a conservative,” she said.That was one of the more notable exchanges during a roughly hourlong interview of Clark County Council chair candidates with The Columbian’s Editorial Board. The race includes current council Chair Marc Boldt, an independent, who is seeking to retain his position from challenges from Quiring as well as Holt, a manager in a mining company, and Christy Stanley, an owner of several marijuana stores.