24 hopefuls file first day for upcoming Clallam elections

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Twenty-four potential candidates filed to run for public office in Clallam County elections on Monday, the Auditor’s Office reported.

Monday marked the beginning of candidate filing week for the 2013 election season, when those intending to run must submit their declarations of candidacy.

Forty-four seats are open on the governing bodies of the Port of Port Angeles, the cities of Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks and school, hospital, fire and water districts.

All the positions are nonpartisan.

If more than three candidates file for a given position, the top-two winners of the Aug. 6 primary election will advance to the Nov. 5 contest.

Here’s the list of candidates who filed on Monday, with the position they are seeking:

-- Incumbent Paul McHugh — Port of Port Angeles commissioner, District 1.

-- Del DelaBarre — Port of Port Angeles commissioner, District 1.

-- Incumbent John Beitzel — Olympic Medical Center commissioner, District 1, Position 1.

-- Heather Jeffers — Olympic Medical Center commissioner, District 1, Position 2.

-- Peter Ripley — Port Angeles City Council, Position 2

-- Incumbent Patrick Downie — Port Angeles City Council, Position 3.

-- Dan Gase — Port Angeles City Council, Position 4.

-- Brandon Janisse — Sequim City Council, Position 3.

-- Incumbent Ted Miller — Sequim City Council, Position 3.

-- Incumbent Dennis Smith — Sequim City Council, Position 4.

-- Incumbent Bryon Monohon — Forks City Council, mayor.

-- Incumbent Sarah Methner — Port Angeles School District, Position 1.

-- Incumbent Cindy Kelly — Port Angeles School District, Position 2.

-- Craig Stevenson — Sequim School District, Position 2.

-- John Clark Yeo — Sequim School District, Position 2.

-- Incumbent Beverly Horan — Sequim School District, Position 4.

-- Incumbent Brian Pederson — Quillayute Valley School District, Position 4.

-- Incumbent Richard Ruud — Clallam County Fire District No. 2 commissioner, Position 3.

-- Incumbent James D. Barnfather — Clallam County Fire District No. 3 commissioner, Position 3.

-- Incumbent George Eastman — Clallam County Fire District No. 5 commissioner, Position 2.

-- Incumbent Jeffry J. Kopis — Clallam County Fire District No. 5 commissioner, Position 3.

-- Sherry Nagel — Sequim Park and Recreation District No. 1 (SARC) commissioner, Position 1.

-- Incumbent Frank Pickering — Sequim Park and Recreation District No. 1 (SARC) commissioner, Position 2.

-- Incumbent Jim Larison — SunLand Water District commissioner,
Position 1

Through Friday, voting-age candidates running for any of the seats up for grabs in Clallam County can file their declarations in person at the Auditor’s Office in the basement of the county courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., in Port Angeles, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Declarations also can be printed from the county elections web page at http://tinyurl.com/bnvts7e and submitted by mailing the completed form to the elections office at Clallam County Elections, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 1, Port Angeles, WA, 98362.

But they must be received by the county election’s office by 4:30 p.m. Friday, not merely postmarked by that date, officials warned.

Last modified: May 13. 2013 6:07PM
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