Aberdeen resident Jim Walsh hopes to add another local voice to state leadership as he filed to fill the seat left vacant when Senator Dean Takko left his seat as Representative and moved into the larger role. Representative JD Rossetti of Longview was appointed to fill the remainder of Takko’s term and has also filed for the seat moving forward. Walsh is the chairman of the Grays Harbor Republicans and Vice Chair of the Washington State Republican Party.
In the other District 19 State Representative seat, 3 Twin Harbors candidates have filed. This includes current Representative Brian Blake who is a Democrat, Grayland resident and Republican Jimi O’Hagan, and Nahcotta Democrat Butch Stavrum.
As of 4pm Tuesday afternoon, no Grays Harbor residents have filed for any positions in the District 24 races.
McCleary attorney Kyle Imler has announced that he is looking to replace current District Court #1 Judge David Mistachkin. Mistachkin was appointed in December of 2014 over Imler as well as another candidate, and has also filed for the seat this week.
4 people are now in the race for Pacific County PUD Commissioner. As of Wednesday morning, 3 Raymond residents and a Menlo man have all filed. Raymond residents Mike Lignoski, Ken Ayers, and Ron Brummel as well as Menlo man Dick Anderson are looking to replace current Commissioner Ron Hatfield.