One race has emerged so far in the state’s 24th Legislative District, which includes Clallam and Jefferson counties and part of Grays Harbor County.
Former Sequim Mayor Bill Thomas, a Democrat, filed this week to oppose incumbent Joyce Republican Jim Buck for the 24th District Position 1 seat in the state House.
Buck also filed for re-election to what would be his fifth term.
In 2000, Buck won re-election defeating Pat Slaten of Port Angeles with a margin of victory of 61.3 percent to 38.7 percent.
Lynn Kessler, D-Hoquiam, filed for re-election to her Position 2 seat in the 24th District.
She is unopposed so far for what would be her sixth term.
In 2000, Kessler won re-election over Teri Schwiethale of Port Angeles 66 percent to 34 percent.
Kessler is the current House Majority Leader.
She was House co-majority leader until the Democrats took control of the state House of Representatives following two special elections in 2001.
In other filings, U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Bremerton, has filed for election to a 14th term in Congress.
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