Montesano, WA – 171 candidates filed for 111 offices through the end of the formal Filing Week in Grays Harbor, while 21 offices are still unfiled for.
Three local Mayor Races feature 4 candidates vying for the seat.
In Aberdeen, Mayor Erik Larson, City Council President Tawni Andrews, former City Council President Pete Schave, and former City Council hopeful Janae Chhith filed.
In Ocean Shores, Mayor Crystal Dingler is challenged by Carlos Roldan, Dan Marlow, and City Councilwoman Susan Conniry.
In Cosmopolis, City Councilman Kyle Pauley, Cosmopolis Fire Department Captain Steve Davis, Cosmopolis School Boardmember Mark Collett, and former Cosmopolis Finance Director Cheryl Turner have filed.
In other races;
In Hoquiam, City Councilman Greg Grun filed for Mayor on Friday, joining current Mayor Jasmine Dickhoff and Council President Ben Winkelman in the race.
For the McCleary Mayor seat, Jeffrey “BiG” Prowse has filed against Mayor Brenda Orffer.
Westport Mayor Rob Bearden is being challenged by Joseph Whitmore for the South Beach leadership role.
Mayor Vini Samuel, Elma Mayor Jim Sorenson, and Oakville Councilman and now Mayor hopeful Angelo Cilluffo are filing unopposed.
Tim Carr has filed against current Port of Grays Harbor Commissioner Tom Quigg. Quigg was appointed to the seat following the sudden passing of former Commissioner Jack Thompson.
Three names have filed for Public Hospital District 2 Commissioner Position 2, with current Commissioner Melanie Sturgeon filing against Scott Dilley and former Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson.
Aberdeen, Shaney Crosby and Robert Rodgers filed for Ward 1, Nathan Kennedy and David Gakin for Ward 2, Kati Kachman and Dave Deakin for Ward 3, and current Councilwoman Margo Shortt, Deborah Ross, and Tara Mareth for the Ward 4 seat. Joshua Francy and Dee Anne Shaw filed unopposed for Ward 5 and Ward 6, respectively.
Unfiled for races will feature additional filing periods.
Any races featuring more than two candidates will appear on the August Primary Election, with the top two vote-getters moving onto the November General Election.
Approved filings, excluding write-in candidates