Thinking about running for office? Time is drawing near

Anyone considering a run for public office will have to make a decision soon, as the statewide filing period is the week of May 15-19. Those who successfully file for office will appear on the Aug. 1 primary ballot and – according to Washington’s top-two system – a pair of finalists in each race, will advance to the Nov. 7 general election.

Washington’s 31st Legislative District covers sections of King and Pierce County, notably Enumclaw, Bonney Lake, Buckley and Sumner. File image

Anyone considering a run for public office will have to make a decision soon, as the statewide filing period is the week of May 15-19.

Those who successfully file for office will appear on the Aug. 1 primary ballot and – according to Washington’s top-two system – a pair of finalists in each race, will advance to the Nov. 7 general election.

All of the following position are nonpartisan, except the two races in the 31st Legislative District. Some have a filing fee and others do not. And, while most are for full, four-year terms, some are filling vacancies and are for a partial term. Additionally, some jurisdictions are divided by boundaries; elsewhere, candidates are elected to at-large positions and can reside anywhere within the district.

For all details, contact local city halls, school district administration buildings or election websites for King and Pierce counties.

The following races will be decided by voters during the coming election season. Incumbent office-holders are in parentheses.

31ST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

Senate (Phil Fortunato-R)

House Position 2 (Morgan Irwin-R)

KING COUNTY

Council District 9 (Reagan Dunn)

CITY OF BLACK DIAMOND

Mayor (Carol Benson)

City Council Position 2 (Erika Morgan)

City Council Position 4 (Brian Weber)

CITY OF ENUMCLAW

Mayor (Liz Reynolds)

City Council Position 1 (Steve Cadematori)

City Council Position 3 (Anthony Wright)

City Council Position 5 (Juanita Carstens)

City Council Position 7 (Hoke Overland)

CITY OF BUCKLEY

Mayor (Pat Johnson)

City Council Position 1 (Lyn Rose)

City Council Position 2 (Cristi Boyle Barrett)

City Council Position 3 (Marvin Sundstrom)

City Council Position 7 (Sandy Burkett)

CITY OF BONNEY LAKE

Mayor (Neil Johnson)

City Council Position 1 (Randy McKibbin)

City Council Position 3 (Dan Swatman)

City Council Position 6 (Donn Lewis)

CITY OF CARBONADO

City Council Position 1 (John Pries III)

City Council Position 2 (Kevin Vesey)

City Council Position 4 (Richie Morgan)

CITY OF SUMNER

Mayor (Dave Enslow)

City Council Position 1 (Earle Stuard)

City Council Position 2 (Kathy Hayden)

City Council Position 4 (Steve Allsop)

TOWN OF SOUTH PRAIRIE

Mayor (Anthony Caldwell)

City Council Position 2 (Timothy Trent)

City Council Position 3 (Janyce Twardoski)

City Council Position 5 (Joseph Mills)

TOWN OF WILKESON

Mayor (Bob Walker)

Council Position 1 (Ian Niles Galbraith)

Council Position 2 (Jeff Sellers)

Council Position 3 (Bambi Thawsh)

Council Position 4 (William Summers)

Council Position 5 (Donna Hogerhuis)

CARBONADO SCHOOL DISTRICT

Director Position 1 (Laurie McNabb)

Director Position 2 (Danielle Brooks)

DIERINGER SCHOOL DISTRICT

Director District 1 (Andrew Hart)

Director District 3 (Pete George)

Director District 4 (John McKenna)

ENUMCLAW SCHOOL DISTRICT

Position 2 (April Schroeder)

Position 3 (Tyson Gamblin)

Position 5 (Bryan Stanwood)

SUMNER SCHOOL DISTRICT

Director District 1 (Deborah Norris)

Director District 5 (Erin Markquart)

WHITE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT

Director District 1 (Mike Jansen)

Director District 3 (Denise Vogel)

Director District 4 (Cassie Pearson)

Director District 5 (Matt Scheer)

EAST PIERCE FIRE AND RESCUE

Commissioner Position 4 (Edward Egan)

Commissioner Position 6 (Victor Proulx)

ENUMCLAW FIRE DEPARTMENT

Commissioner Position 1 (David Hannity)

Commissioner Position 4 (Jim Zoll)

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN FIRE DISTRICT

Commissioner Position 1 (vacant)

Commissioner Position 2 (Abbie Bodette)

Commissioner Position 3 (Zachary Moor)

GREENWATER FIRE DISTRICT

Commissioner Position 3 (Michael Smith)

BURNETT WATER DISTRICT

Commissioner Position 1 (Robert Harding)

Commissioner Position 2 (Bill Larson)

Commissioner Position 3 (Robbin Harper)

CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN SEWER DISTRICT

Commissioner Position 1 (Scott Bowen)

Commissioner Position 2 (Karen Harrison)

Commissioner Position 3 (Daniel Dennehy)

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