Candidate Filing Underway

election 2016 cFiling for this fall’s election started Monday and continues until the close of business Friday. On the first day, 48 candidates have filed for 22 offices statewide. Here are some of the notable filings:

Kelley McIntosh for Mason County Commissioner District 1 (Prefers Independent Party).

Kevin Shutty (Prefers Republican Party) and Steve Bloomfield (Prefers Independent Party) for Mason County Commissioner District 2.

Amber Finlay (incumbent) Mason County Superior Court Judge Position 1.
Toni Shelton (incumbent) Mason County Superior Court Judge Position 2.
Daniel Goodell (incumbent) Mason County Superior Court Judge Position 3.

Linda Gott for Mason County PUD 3 Commissioner District 1.

Dan Griffey (incumbent) for 35th District State Representative Position 1 (Prefers Republican Party).
Irene Bowling for 35th District State Representative Position 1 (Prefers Democratic Party).

Drew MacEwen for 35th District State Representative Position 2 (Prefers Republican Party).

Derek Kilmer (incumbent) for 6th Congressional District U.S. Representative (Prefers Democratic Party).

Jim Postma for 10th Congressional District U.S. Representative (Prefers Republican Party).

Eight have filed for U.S. Senator: Sam Wright (Human Rights Party), Patty Murray (Democrat – incumbent), Mike Luke (Libertarian), Donna Rae Lands (Conservative Party), Chris Vance (Republican), Uncle Mover (Republican), Chuck Jackson (Independent), and Philip Cornell (Democrat).

So far, four have filed for Governor: Bill Hirt (Republican), Patrick O’Rourke (Democrat), Jay Inslee (Democrat – incumbent), and David Blomstrom (Fifth Republic Party).

Seven have filed for Lt. Governor: Mark Greene (Citizens Party), Paul Addis (Libertarian), Cyrus Habib (Democrat), Karen Fraser (Democrat), Philip Yin (Republican), Steve Hobbs (Democrat), and Javier H. Figueroa (Republican).

Those races with two or more candidates will appear on the August Primary Ballot.

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