Three to vie for Chapman’s commissioner position

Sequim Gazette

A third contender is in the race for Clallam County Commissioner, District 2.


Dale Holiday, a former county Department of Community Development employee now in the Department of Health and Human Services, announced her intention to run for the District 2 seat occupied by Mike Chapman.


Chapman, a three-term incumbent, is running for re-election as an Independent. Republican Maggie Roth, whose husband Terry Roth ran unsuccessfully against Chapman in 2008, also is in the running.


Roth, a retired operations manager of a duty-free store she and her husband ran, is a precinct committeewoman and on the county Republican Party finance committee.


All three candidates will appear on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot with the top two continuing on to the Nov. 6 general election.


Holiday has a Ph.D. from the Department of Urban Design and Planning at the University of Washington with 10 years in the private sector and 20 years in the public sector, specializing in rural community issues.


Holiday said she is a fiscal conservative who finds ways to reduce waste and make resources stretch.

During a Clallam County commissioners meeting in November 2011, Holiday spoke up, identifying a breakdown in communication when the county and an employee union reached a stalemate regarding concessions. The county issued 16 layoff notices they later rescinded when the union agreed to concessions.


“My actions resulted in not only saving those jobs, but assisting the county in balancing the budget, avoiding significant reduction in services that the county provides to the public,” she said.


Holiday consulted with the nation of Bhutan in 2010 to review and assess the 25-year strategic plan for the capital city of Thimphu, she said.


 Holiday is a precinct officer for the Democratic Party, on the board of the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, and lives in Port Angeles with her husband, Port Angeles city councilman Max Mania.



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