Filing for public office in Grays Harbor closes

On the final days of filing for general election in Grays Harbor, multiple residents stepped up to challenge candidates.

In the Grays Harbor Sheriff’s election, Aberdeen resident Stan Blunt filed with only 2 hours left on Friday to challenge Sheriff Rick Scott. Scott was appointed to the position in October of last year when Sheriff Mike Whelan retired. Blunt has been very vocal in the past with his views to local government, primarily his concerns about illegal immigrants.

Ron Figlar-Barnes from Elma filed, challenging Chuck Caldwell for his seat as Port of Grays Harbor Commissioner. Figlar-Barnes currently serves as Environmental Coordinator for the Skokomish Tribal Nation.

Tawni Andrews filed on Friday against Aberdeen City Councilman John Smith. In other seats, current councilmembers Kathi Hoder, John Erak, Denny Lawrence, and Alice Phelps all face opposition. Tim Alstrom is running unopposed for his seat.

Numerous filings show the incumbent running unopposed for their position.

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