Port Townsend City Council field remains contest-free

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend City Council has three positions up for election this year, but so far that field is free of contested races.

On Wednesday, council member Michelle Sandoval filed for re-election for her current Position 1 spot. Pamela Adams, who currently holds Position 5, filed for re-election earlier this week.

Ariel Speser, a 32-year-old attorney, is currently the only new face in this year’s City Council election. She is running for Position 2, which is currently held by deputy mayor Catharine Robinson.

As of Wednesday, Robinson had not filed for re-election.

With only three candidates filed, all for a different positions, there are currently no contested races for the City Council.

Also filing Wednesday was Nola Judd, who filed for re-election as the director at large, Position 4, for the Sequim School District. She will be running against Brandio Gibson who filed as a candidate Monday.

Currently both of the positions open with the Sequim School district are contested races. Brian Kuh, the current director for district two in the Sequim School District will be running against Dan Nelson. Both men filed as candidates Monday.

In the Quillayute Valley School District, incumbents filed for re-election. Kevin Hinchen, who is the current director for District 2, and Ron Hurn, the director for District 4, both filed for re-election Wednesday.

Also running for re-election will be Raelene Rossart, who filed as a candidate Wednesday for commissioner for District 5 for the Port Ludlow Fire District, which she currently holds.

Fifty-four offices are on the ballot in Jefferson County. Two Sequim School Board positions, two Quillayute Valley School Board positions, three Fire District 1 seats and one Fire District 3 seat are also on the Clallam County ballot.

Candidates can file for election to offices in Jefferson County at the Jefferson County Auditor’s Office at the county courthouse at 1820 Jefferson St.

They also can file online through 4 p.m. Friday at http://tinyurl.com/PDN-JeffcoFiling.


Jefferson County Editor/Reporter Cydney McFarland can be reached at 360-385-2335, ext. 55052, or at cmcfarland@peninsuladailynews.com.