Filing Week has begun in Grays Harbor, Pacific County, and statewide.
In addition to the Presidential race on the November ballot voters will see the offices of state leadership including Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction, as well as regional offices for the 19th and 24th Legislative Districts, and local races for Superior Court Judge and County Commissioner.
Many candidates publicly stated their plans to run, including Grays Harbor County Commissioner Wes Cormier who announced just after midnight on his Facebook page that he will be running for his District 1 seat.
Cormier stated, “I am not the kind of commissioner that you will see at a photo-op or rubbing elbows at some fancy dinner, I am working hard in the office on the next ordinance or resolution that will make all of our lives better for our families. This job is about serving, it is not about prestige, a resume or holding the title of boss. There is no greater reward than serving your friends, neighbors and community – it is the great privilege of self-governance. “
Commissioner Frank Gordon also stated his intention to run, with Aberdeen businessman Randy Ross also campaigning for the District 2 seat.
KXRO will have updates throughout the week regarding candidates. Candidates will have until 4pm on Friday, May 20 to file for office at the Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office or online through the county website.