Write-in candidate announces for Sequim City Council seat

Sarah W. Kincaid filed registration Tuesday

SEQUIM — Spurred by ongoing debate over a drug treatment facility coming to Sequim, a write-in candidate has emerged for a Sequim City Council position.

Sarah W. Kincaid filed her registration Tuesday with the Clallam County elections office to run against Position 2 appointee Jennifer States for the four-year position.

Kincaid, 75, a retired quality control employee with a Mervyn’s department store in Ontario, Calif., is a 19-year Sequim resident.

The medication-assisted treatment facility (MAT) will be built by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe off Ninth Street west of downtown Sequim as part of a healing campus.

“There’s a lot of flak going on about the MAT clinic and all,” Kincaid said Tuesday. “One thing that struck me is, it isn’t so much I am against having a MAT clinic as, it’s the way we are going about it.

“It seems they weren’t very forthcoming. The city knew it was coming. I’d like to see a little more transparency.”

Kincaid said she does not oppose a MAT clinic.

“I’m against where they’re putting it,” she said.

Kincaid said the clinic will attract homeless people and drug users to the city.

States did not return a calls for comment on her new opponent late Tuesday afternoon.

States is the first of four incumbent City Council members running for re-election to attract opposition.

Write-in candidates can file declarations of candidacy until 8 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 5.

For more information on the proposed MAT facility, or Healing Campus, visit https://jamestownhealing campus.org.


Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at pgottlieb@ peninsuladailynews.com.