Bill Peach of Forks plans bid for Clallam County commissioner

By Peninsula Daily News staff

FORKS — Bill Peach says he will make a new attempt to be elected as a Clallam County commissioner.

“Next Monday, I will file to run for the office of county commissioner District 3.” he said in a brief email Wednesday night to the Peninsula Daily News.

“I am running for county commissioner because I believe a business-friendly government can provide jobs, conserve our natural resources and preserve our culture.

“I am not your typical candidate.”

District 3, an area encompassing the western part of the county, is now represented by four-term incumbent Mike Doherty, 71. His term is up this year. He has not announced whether he will seek a fifth four-year term.

The online and in-person filing period for this year's elections begins this coming Monday and will end Friday, May 16.

In 2010, Peach, a Republican, challenged Doherty, a Democrat, and fellow Republican Robin V. Poole to represent District 3.

He lost in the primary election that year. Doherty retained his seat in the November general election.

Peach, 58, lives in Forks. He is the former executive director of the Quileute tribe and a former manager with Rayonier.

When he retired in 2009 from Rayonier after a 26-year career, he was the regional manager of the company's 200,000-acre Clallam Timber and Land Division. His assignments for Rayonier also included business development in New Zealand and Australia. He was the Quileute's executive director from 2009-2011.

Last modified: May 07. 2014 11:22PM
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