In the first day of Filing Week locally, 50 candidates announced their candidacy for offices impacting Grays Harbor.
Locally, Grays Harbor County Commissioners Wes Cormier and Frank Gordon both have filed to stay in their office. Gordon will see a challenge as Randy Ross of Aberdeen has also filed to represent District 2.
In Pacific County, Commissioners Steve Rogers and Frank Wolfe have both filed for their current positions and Raymond’s Mike Lignoski and Menlo’s Dick Anderson have both filed to replace Pacific County PUD Commissioner Diana Thompson.
Senator Dean Takko and Representative JD Rossetti have both filed unopposed to retain their seats in the 19th Legislative District, with Grayland man Jimi O’Hagan re-filed to challenge Representative Brian Blake. O’Hagan had filed in 2014 for that position as well.
For the 24th Legislative District, Representative Kevin Van De Wege has filed for Senator Jim Hargrove’s seat and Representative Steve Tharinger has filed to retain his own seat. Clallam County Commissioner and Port Angeles resident Mike Chapman has filed alone for the seat currently held by Van De Wege.
Statewide, 3 people have joined Governor Jay Inslee in the hope to lead Washington State, and 7 for Lieutenant Governor. 8 candidates have filed for Senator Patty Murray’s seat, including Murray. Representative Derek Kilmer was the sole candidate filed at the end of Monday.
Filing Week runs through Friday afternoon.
Approved filings, excluding write-in candidates
(Prefers The Human Rights Party)
(Prefers Democratic Party)
(Prefers Libertarian Party)
(Prefers Conservative Party)
(Prefers Republican Party)
(Prefers Independent Party)
(Prefers Fifth Republic Party)
(Prefers Citizens Party)
(Prefers Democrat Party)
(States No Party Preference)
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