Porter announces reelection bid for judge seat

Rick Porter, Clallam County District Court Judge No. 1, announced last week his intention to run for reelection. In a press release, Porter said he and his staff will continue to “improve probation and indigent defense services, expand the community service program, enhance the traffic ticket e-mail program, return a budget surplus every year and … maintain the delicate balance between accountability and grace.”


Candidate filing Week is May 12-16. The primary election slated for Aug. 5, with ballots mailed to voters on July 16. The general election set for Nov. 4, with ballots mailed to voters Oct. 15.


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Other local and regional offices open for election in 2014 include:
• Congressional 6th District (incumbent: Derek Kilmer)
• Legislative 24th District (incumbents: Steve Tharinger and Kevin Van De Wege)
• Clallam County Assessor (incumbent: Pamela Rushton)
• Clallam County Auditor (incumbent: Patty Rosand)
• Clallam County Commissioner District 3 (incumbent: Mike Doherty)
• Clallam County Director of Community Development (incumbent: Sheila Roark Miller)
• Clallam County Prosecuting Attorney (incumbent: William Payne)
• Clallam County Sheriff (incumbent: Bill Benedict)
• Clallam County Treasurer (incumbent: Selinda Barkhuis)
• Clallam County Superior Court Judge, pos. 3 (incumbent: Christopher Melly)
• Clallam County District Court 2 Judge (incumbent: John Doherty)
• Clallam County Public Utility District 1 Commissioner-District 2 (incumbent: Hugh E. Haffner)
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