Candidates File

  • Thu May 24th, 2018 8:33am
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Last Friday was the last day of filing week for the Nov. 6 general election in Clallam County.

Candidates are as follows:

Former Clallam County Treasurer Selinda Barkhuis filed with no party preference to challenge incumbent Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols.

Incumbent Sheriff Bill Benedict is being challenged by former Sheriff’s Detective Jim McLaughlin.

Incumbent Community Development Director Mary Ellen Winborn is being challenged by private-sector land use planner Julie Gardiner.

Beaver attorney John Black and Superior Court Judge Erik Rohrer of Forks have filed for the District Court 2 seat being vacated by retiring Judge John Doherty.

Incumbent Clallam County Public Utility District Commissioner Ted Simpson is being challenged by Jim Waddell of Port Angeles.

Clallam County Auditor Shoona Riggs, Assessor Pam Rushton and Treasurer Teresa Marchi each filed with no challenger.

At the state level, incumbent state Rep. Mike Chapman, D-Port Angeles, is being challenged by Port Hadlock Republican Jodi Wilke.

Incumbent state Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim, is being challenged by former Clallam County and Port of Port Angeles Commissioner Jim McEntire.

A three-person primary is shaping up in the race for Clallam County commissioner for District 3. Dale Wilson, Port O Call publisher, filed with no party preference to run against incumbent Clallam County Commissioner Bill Peach, R-Forks, and former Commissioner Mike Doherty, D-Port Angeles.

A three-way contest has also developed for a Jefferson County commissioner seat. Ryan McAllister, 30, filed for the Position 3 seat Thursday as a Democrat. Greg Brotherton, Democrat, and Jon Cooke, the chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, also are vying for the position. Incumbent Kathleen Kler, a Democrat, is not seeking re-election.

The primary election, August 7, 2018, will decide which two candidates in each of the commissioners races will move on to the general election in November.