Filing begins for local elected officials



(Port Angeles, WA) - A flury of activity on the first day of offical filing for this fall's elections. Nineteen people filed papers at the courthouse in Port Angeles.

Incumbent Clallam County commissioner Steve Tharinger officially filed, as did his only announced challenger, Republican Sue Forde.

Rob Robertson filed for the new elected position of county community development director.

John Calhoun has tossed his hat in the ring for Port of Port Angeles commissioner. Jeff Hinds, and Charlie McClain filed to run again for Port Angeles School Board.

Grant Munro and Fred Norton will face each other in the race for position three on the Port Angeles city council.

Jim Leskinovitch and Jim Cammack filed for re-election to the Olympic Medical Center board.

John E. Beitzel, Ron Farquhar and Don Hall all filed for Sequim city council.

June Robinson and David McHugh have filed for seats on the Sequim School board.


No surprises in first day of election filing

Peninsula News Network


The 2003 election season is off and running, with no surprises on the first day of filing for the fall fray.

The week long filing period opened Monday morning in the Elections Department of the Clallam County Auditorís office, with all but a few of the races drawing candidates.

Steve Tharinger (D) County Commissioner District 1

Sue Forde (R) County Commissioner District 1

Rob Robertson DCD Director

Grant J. Munro PA City Council - Position 3

Fred Norton PA City Council - Position 3

(position being vacated by Orville Campbell)

John E. Beitzel Sequim City Council - Position 1

Ron Farquhar Sequim City Council - Position 3

Don Hall Sequim City Council - Position 4

John M. Calhoun Port Commissioner - District 1

(position being vacated by Glenn Beckman)

In the other filings on Monday, June Robinson and David McHugh filed for re-election to the Sequim School Board, while incumbents Jeff Hinds, and Charlie McClain filed for the Port Angeles School Board.

Jim Leskonovitch and Jim Cammack filed for re-election to the Olympic Medical Center Commission and Bill Hixon and Melinda Griffith filed for the Sequim Parks and Recreation Commission.

With only a few exceptions, Mondayís filings gave us most of the names of people who have already indicated they would run for office this fall. If past patterns are any indication, that means the pace of filing will slow considerably over the next couple of days, with some surprises possible as the filing period closes on Friday afternoon.


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