Three vying for conservation district board

The Clallam Conservation District has three candidates to fill a vacancy on the board.

Candidates include: Lori DeLorm of Sequim, a fisheries technician who has worked for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe for the past 22 years; Robert Majure, farm operator at River Run Farm in Sequim, and Nina Sarmiento, a kayak guide in Port Angeles, who also works as a consultant and hiking guide for Magic Forest LLC.

Candidate information is available on the conservation district website at

In-person voting will be from noon-8 p.m. Friday, March 19, at the Armory Square Office Building, 228 W. First St., Suite H, Port Angeles. A space for a write-in candidate will also be on the ballot. All Clallam County registered voters are eligible to vote.

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, special precautions are being taken to make the in-person election as safe as possible, conservation district staff said last week, including extended voting hours, physical distancing, wearing of face masks and sanitizing of voting equipment.

Voters needing special accommodations should contact the conservation district no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, by calling election supervisor Judy Minnoch at 360-775-3747, x4, or emailing to judy.minnoch@

State law requires conservation districts hold their elections in the first quarter each year, district officials said.

Because Washington state conservation districts conduct their elections independent of regular state and local elections and without assistance from county auditors, ballots are not automatically mailed out to registered voters.

In lieu of in-person voting, Clallam County registered voters had an opportunity to request mail-in ballots. The deadline to request mail-in ballots was Feb. 26.

Nina Sarmiento

Nina Sarmiento