Filing for the 2016 election continued Tuesday and there are now 60 candidates who have signed up for 23 offices. Among those to file on day two was Craig Patti who is challenging incumbent Drew MacEwen for 35th District State Representative Position 2.
The number of candidates filing for Lt. Governor is now eight. Republican Marty McClendon joined Mark Greene (Citizens Party), Paul Addis (Libertarian), Cyrus Habib (Democrat), Karen Fraser (Democrat), Philip Yin (Republican), Steve Hobbs (Democrat), and Javier H. Figueroa (Republican). Brad Owen is not seeking re-election and is retiring.
Mary Martin from the Socialist Worker Party filed for Governor joining Bill Hirt (Republican), Patrick O’Rourke (Democrat), Jay Inslee (Democrat – incumbent), and David Blomstrom (Fifth Republic Party).
The race for U.S. Senator is now up to nine with the addition of Alex Tsimerman from the Standupamerica party who joined 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).
Those interested in running have until the close of business Friday to file. Races with two or more candidates will appear on the August Primary Ballot.