Local candidates step forward as Filing Week continues
Filing week ends today for residents interested in holding a local office.
4 candidates have filed for the Grays Harbor County Commissioner seat so far, according to the Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office.
This includes Wishkah resident Al Smith, Cosmopolis Mayor Vickie Raines, Quinault resident Keith Olson, and Jim Heikel of Hoquiam.
At least 3 people have filed for seats on the Grays Harbor Public Hospital #2 board, if it is approved by voters. Elections Supervisor Katy Moore told KXRO that as of Thursday, Peter Scroggs. Maryann Welch, and Miles Longenbaugh have all expressed their interest.
There is no fee to file for this office as no salary has been established.
Filings must be done by hard copy due to the last minute addition of the positions and district.
South Bend Resident Hugh Fleet has filed against incumbent State Representative Brian Blake for his District 19 seat. Thomas Greisamer of Moclips has filed against incumbent Steve Tharinger in District 24.
Both Katie Svoboda and Mike Spencer have filed for the Grays Harbor Prosecutor seat that has sat vacant since Stew Menafee retired in September.
According to the Grays Harbor Elections Office, 34 candidates have filed for 21 offices.
We’ll have a full list of local candidates as they are announced.