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Local politicians and new candidates step forward in Filing Week

After the first day of Filing Week, 31 have announced their intention to hold a local office.

After Monday, four people are in the race for Grays Harbor County Commissioner, including incumbent Randy Ross facing challenger John Shaw of Aberdeen. In the District #1 race for East County, Commissioner Wes Cormier had indicated his intent to run for a separate office and Montesano residents Jack Dwyer and Jamie Nichols have both filed for his current position.

In other contested races, 24th District Representative Mike Chapman is being challenged by Daniel Charles Svoboda of Port Hadlock, while Representative Steve Tharinger will face Brian Pruiett of Carlsborg. Senator Kevin Van De Wege has announced his intent to file, although after Monday the only candidate is Connie Beauvais of Joyce.

For the 19th Legislative District, Representative Brian Blake has filed for reelection, running unopposed currently. Representative Jim Walsh had not re-filed for his seat at end-of-day Monday, although Montesano residents Clint Bryson and Marianna Everson have both filed as announced. Senator Dean Takko has also filed, currently unopposed but challengers are anticipated.

Filing Week remains open for interested candidates through Friday afternoon.

 

Day 1 Filing
District Race Term Type Name Party Preference
Judicial Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 2 Judge Position 1 Lisa L. Sutton States No Party Preference
Commissioner Commissioner District 2 Commissioner #2 John Shaw States No Party Preference
Commissioner Commissioner District 1 Commissioner #1 John (Jack) Dwyer INDEPENDENT
Legislative LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 24 State Senator Connie Beauvais REPUBLICAN
PRECINCT Hoquiam Rural 024 Precinct Committee Officer – Republican Lisa Zaborac States No Party Preference
Commissioner Commissioner District 1 Commissioner #1 Jamie Nichols DEMOCRAT
Legislative Legislative District 19 State Representative Pos. 1 Clint Bryson DEMOCRATIC
Legislative LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 24 State Representative Pos. 1 Mike Chapman DEMOCRATIC
Public Utility PUD Comm. Dist. 3 PUD Comm (3) Russ Skolrood States No Party Preference
PRECINCT Calder 056 Precinct Committee Officer – Republican Dennis Brumbaugh States No Party Preference
Commissioner Commissioner District 2 Commissioner #2 Randy Ross States No Party Preference
PRECINCT Aberdeen 141 Precinct Committee Officer – Republican William Wolfenbarger States No Party Preference
Congressional CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6 U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer DEMOCRATIC
Judicial Grays Harbor Superior Court Judge Position 3 David Mistachkin States No Party Preference
PRECINCT Aberdeen 121 Precinct Committee Officer – Democratic Gilbert Myers States No Party Preference
Judicial Grays Harbor Superior Court Judge Position 2 David L. Edwards States No Party Preference
Legislative Legislative District 19 State Senator Dean Takko DEMOCRAT
Legislative Legislative District 19 State Representative Pos. 1 Marianna Everson DEMOCRATIC
Judicial Grays Harbor Superior Court Judge Position 1 Katie Svoboda States No Party Preference
PRECINCT Montesano 602 Precinct Committee Officer – Democratic Marianna Everson States No Party Preference
PRECINCT Melbourne 072 Precinct Committee Officer – Democratic Jeff Nichols States No Party Preference
Legislative LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 24 State Representative Pos. 1 Daniel Charles Svoboda States No Party Preference
Legislative LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 24 State Representative Pos. 2 BRIAN PRUIETT REPUBLICAN
Legislative Legislative District 19 State Representative Pos. 2 Brian E. Blake DEMOCRATIC
PRECINCT Hoquiam 431 Precinct Committee Officer – Democratic Mary Lou Gregory States No Party Preference
Legislative LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT 24 State Representative Pos. 2 Steve Tharinger DEMOCRATIC
Congressional CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 6 U.S. Representative Rebecca Parson DEMOCRATIC
Judicial SUPREME COURT Justice Position #03 Raquel Montoya-Lewis States No Party Preference
Judicial SUPREME COURT Justice Position #04 Charles W. Johnson States No Party Preference
Judicial SUPREME COURT Justice Position #06 G. Helen Whitener States No Party Preference
Judicial SUPREME COURT Justice Position #07 Debra L. Stephens States No Party Preference

 

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