Candidates sought for posts where none filed

South Prairie and Wilkeson need someone to file to be a council member — the due date is Aug. 15.

Pierce County set a special filing period for Aug. 13-15, giving citizens an opportunity to file for officers where no candidates stepped forward during the regular filing period.

Among the local vacancies are:

• Town of South Prairie, Council Position 2;

• Town of Wilkeson, Council Positions 4 and 5;

• Burnett Water District, Commissioner Positions 1, 2 and 3;

• Crystal Mountain Sewer District, Commissioner Positions 1 and 2.

Online candidate filing began Aug. 13 and closes at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. To file a declaration of candidacy go to PierceCountyElections.org and choose the “File for Office” link.

In-person filing is available during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Pierce County Election Center, 2501 South 35th St., Suite C, in Tacoma.

Candidates should be prepared to provide an email address, campaign mailing address, phone number and website address when filing for office.

After filing this week, candidates will have an opportunity to submit a statement and photo for the General Election Official Local Voters’ Pamphlet, due 4:30 p.m. Aug. 22.


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