At 10:20 a.m. Monday, incumbent Jefferson County Auditor Rose Ann Carroll filed her paperwork to run for re-election. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

At 10:20 a.m. Monday, incumbent Jefferson County Auditor Rose Ann Carroll filed her paperwork to run for re-election. (Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News)

Candidates get early start on filing week in Jefferson

PORT TOWNSEND — Several candidates got an early start Monday morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse, waiting in line to file to run for county office as filing week began.

Some candidates mailed their paperwork or filed electronically on the first filing day for the Nov. 6 general election.

Incumbent Kathleen Kler is not seeking re-election to the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, Position 3 (4-year term) for personal reasons. Gregory A. Brotherton. 46, of Quilcene was the fifth person in line at 8:30 a.m. Monday to file to run for the position.

James M. Kennedy, 37, of Port Ludlow filed for prosecutor and coroner (4-year term). Incumbent Michael Haas has not filed yet, although he has announced he would seek re-election.

Jefferson County District Court Judge incumbent Jill Landes will not seek re-election. Both Noah Harrison, 43, Port Townsend and Mindy Walker, 41, of Port Ludlow filed for the seat Monday.

Jefferson County Sheriff David Stanko, 70, Port Townsend (incumbent) has filed for re-election.

Also filing Monday were: Jefferson County auditor (4-year term) Rose Ann Carroll, 68, Port Townsend (incumbent); Jefferson County assessor (4-year term), Jeffrey S. Chapman, 66, Port Townsend (incumbent); Jefferson County treasurer (4-year term), Stacie Prada, 47, Port Townsend (incumbent); and Jefferson County Clerk Ruthann Gordon, 64, Port Townsend (incumbent).

Seventeen offices are open for election including U.S. senator (6-year term), 6th Congressional District (2-year term), 24th Legislative District Position 1 and Position 2, both 2-year terms.

Filing for state House of Representatives Position 1 is incumbent Mike Chapman and incumbent Steve Tharinger, Position 2. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer also filed.

Supreme Court Justice position 2 incumbent Susan Owens is running for another 6-year term. Justice Position 8 incumbent Steve Gonzales and Position 9 incumbent Sheryl Gordon McCloud are also running for re-election.

Court of Appeals Division 2, District 2 Judge Position 2 Rebecca Glasgow has also filed.

Filing week ends on Friday and more candidates are expected to put their names on the ballot.

The last day candidates may withdraw their names is Monday, May 21 by 4:30 p.m.

To determine placement of names on the ballot, a lot draw will be held 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 21 and is open to the public.

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Jefferson County Editor/Reporter Jeannie McMacken can be reached at 360-385-2335 or at [email protected].

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