In the last half of filing week, more local residents are looking for a spot representing our region.
On Thursday, Mike Coverdale of Westport has joined the race to replace Representative Derek Kilmer in Congress. Also filing on Thursday, Tyler Miles Vega of Port Townsend. Kilmer re-filed for that office on Monday.
In the State Senate race, Sue Kuehl Pederson of Aberdeen is challenging Senator Dean Takko to earn the seat he was moved into in October of last year to replace Brian Hatfield. Takko was moved from his Representative seat when Hatfield stepped down. A website for Pederson lists no background information about the candidate.
In the State Representative election for the 24th District, Hoquiam resident Tammy Ramsay has filed to replace Representative Kevin Van De Wege. Van De Wege has already filed for the Senate race, leaving his office open to Ramsay or one of the other 2 candidates who have filed this week.
In East Grays Harbor, signs for Al Smith have appeared announcing his campaign for Grays Harbor Commissioner in District #1 but his name was not added to online filings as of 4-m Thursday. Smith had filed for a commission seat in District #3 in 2014.
Candidates can file for office online or in person at the Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office through 4pm today.