One Jefferson candidate files for county office on Wednesday

PORT TOWNSEND — One candidate filed for office Wednesday morning in the Jefferson County races.

Tom Brotherton, 72, of Quilcene, filed for the District 3 seat on the Jefferson County Public Utility District commission.

He is opposed by Daniel Toepper, 58, of Port Ludlow, who filed Tuesday.

Current Commissioner Wayne King has not announced his intentions.

Candidate filing week ends Friday for this year’s elections. The primary is Aug. 7 and the general election is Nov. 6.

The Brotherton family is well-represented in this election. Gregory Brotherton, Tom’s son, has filed for County Commissioner, Postion 3. He is running against Jon Cooke, 59.

Both candidates are from Quilcene.

Incumbent Kathleen Kler is not seeking re-election.

Ryan McAllister, who said he would run for the county commissioner seat, has not filed for candidacy.

Here is a summary of candidate filings so far this week.

• James M. Kennedy, 37, of Port Ludlow filed for prosecutor and coroner for a four-year term. Incumbent Michael Haas, who has said he will seek for reelection has not filed.

• Both Noah Harrison, 43, Port Townsend and Mindy Walker, 41, of Port Ludlow filed for District Court Position 1 on Monday. Incumbent Jill Landes will not seek re-election.

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

He is opposed by Detective Joe Nole, 62, of Chimacum.

Earlier filings also included incumbents seeking reelection. They are Jefferson County Auditor Rose Ann Carroll, 68, Port Townsend; Jefferson County Assessor Jeffrey S. Chapman, 66, Port Townsend; Jefferson County Treasurer Stacie Prada, 47, Port Townsend; and Jefferson County Clerk Ruth Gordon, 64, Port Townsend.

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

Port Hadlock Republican Jodi Wilke, a licensed practical nurse, filed for freshman Port Angeles Democrat Mike Chapman’s 24th District Position 1 seat. Chapman filed for re-election.

Republican Jim McEntire of Sequim, a former Clallam County commissioner and Port of Port Angeles commissioner, is trying again to unseat four-term Democrat Steve Tharinger of Sequim, a 24th District Position 2 state representative who defeated McEntire in 2010 for the two-year position.

The 24th District covers Clallam and Jefferson counties and the northern half of Grays Harbor County.

Shelton Republican Dr. Douglass Dightman, a family medicine practitioner, filed for the two-year term held by 6th Congressional District Democratic U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, a Port Angeles native who filed for a fourth two-year term.

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

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

The last day candidates may withdraw their names is May 21.


Jefferson County Editor/Reporter Jeannie McMacken can be reached at 360-385-2335 or at