One candidate files, leaving seven positions lapsed

PORT TOWNSEND — Only one candidate filed in Jefferson County during a three-day special filing period for eight open positions.

James Boyd filed Thursday for Position 3 on the Brinnon Water District commission, a seat he holds now.

He will be unopposed in the Nov. 2 general election.

The remaining seven positions are now considered lapsed and will not appear on the general election ballot. The incumbent or person appointed will be up for election at the next election when such positions are voted upon.

The remaining positions that are now lapsed are director at-large Positions 2 and 5 on the Queets/Clearwater School Board; Position 2 commissioner for the Brinnon Fire District; Positions 1, 2 and 3 of the Clearwater Fire District commission; and Position 3 of the Brinnon Cemetery District No. 1.

Boyd will automatically be placed on the Nov. 2 general election ballot and cannot withdraw from the election, due to filing during the special filing period.

A total of 46 seats were up for election this year in Jefferson County, with 39 offices now appearing on the general election ballot, as well as some appearing in the Aug. 3 primary election.

Candidates for the other races who filed during the standard filing week can be found at Filing.

If people are still interested in serving in one of the lapsed rolls, they should contact that specific board or commission directly, a Jefferson County Auditor’s Office spokesperson said Friday.