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40 Clallam election candidates after Tuesday filings

May 13th, 2014 - 5:20pm

(Port Angeles) – On the second day of election filing week, the North Olympic Peninsula's representatives in the state legislature filed paperwork to run for re-election.

Representatives Steve Tharinger and Kevin VanDeWege joined 37 other candidates running for various races on the Clallam County ballot.

22 positions are available on the local ballot.

Charter Review Commission

This fall also marks the time for a new charter review commission, which has the task of revising the county's governing document.

Charter Review Commission candidates filing today include Norma Turner, Jon Alan Kirshbaum, Maggie Roth, Kaj Ahlburg, Lindsey Schromen-Wawrin, Stephanie Noblin, Judi Hangartner, John Merton Marrs and Steven Burke.

Sixth District Congressman

Incumbent Democrat Congressman Derek Kilmer filed for re-election Monday.

He is being challenged by W. Greybeard “Bill” McPherson of Port Angeles, who states no party affiliation.

Clallam County Commissioner

Bill Peach of Forks has filed as a Republican to run for Clallam County Commissioner Monday.

Peach will be challenging Port Angeles City Council member Sissi Bruch, who has filed as a Democrat.

Bruch had said she would only file if incumbent Mike Doherty did not seek re-election.


Current Clallam County elections supervisor Shoona Riggs filed to run for County Auditor Monday.

Incumbent Auditor Patty Rosand is retiring this year.

Director of Community Development

Incumbent Director of Community Development Sheila Roark-Miller filed for re-election Monday along with a challenger, Mary Ellen Winborn.

Incumbents filed for reelection

Other incumbents filing so far include Assessor Pam Rushton, Sheriff Bill Benedict, Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis, Prosecutor William Payne and Clallam P-U-D commissioner Hugh Haffner.

Also filing, Superior Court Judge Chris Melly and District Court Judges John Doherty and Rick Porter.

Filing runs through Friday.

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