Candidate filing week is under way

Sixth Congressional District Rep. Derek Kilmer has filed paperwork for reelection, but he and other political incumbents face a challenge as the five-day candidate filing period kicked off Monday.

Eightteen local and regional seats are up for election this fall, with a primary slated for Aug. 5, narrows any races with more than two candidates. Otherwise, those seats are listed on the general election on Nov. 4.

Running against Kilmer is Port Angeles native W. “Greybeard” McPherson of Port Angeles; McPherson states no politcal preference on Clallam County’s election website.

Both of Sequim’s state representatives — Steve Thahringer and Kevin Van De Wege — have filed, with no challengers as of Tuesday afternoon.

Sissi Bruch, a Port Angeles City Councilwoman and Democrat, has filed to run for four-year West End District 3 Clallam County commissioner seat held by the incumbent, Democrat Mike Doherty, as has Forks Republican Bill Peach.

Mary Ellen Winborn challenges Sheila Roark Miller for Director of Community Development.

Clallam County Elections Supervisor Shoona Riggs of Port Angeles, who is running for county Auditor Patty Rosand’s four-year nonpartisan position. Rosand announced earlier this month she is retiring.



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