Story updated Friday at 5:08 p.m.
In the Aberdeen City Council races, Joshua Francy filed as the lone candidate for the council position left by Pete Schave, who’s running for mayor of Aberdeen. Shaney Crosby filed for Ward 1 in Aberdeen, challenging Robert Rodgers for current council member Jim Cook’s position. Cook did not file for re-election. In Hoquiam, city council member Greg Grun filed for mayor, meaning a primary will happen with Jasmine Dickhoff and Ben Winkelman.
Jamie Brand filed for Hoquiam’s Ward 4 position, and will run against Al Dick.
In McCleary, Jeffrey Prowse filed to challenge in the mayor race against incumbent Brenda Orffer. Meanwhile in Westport, Joseph Whitmore filed to challenge incumbent Rob Bearden for mayor.
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Former Aberdeen Mayor Bill Simpson will face Scott Dilley of Montesano for the Hospital District 2 Position 2 board seat in the August primary.
“I want to make sure the hospital stays here,” said Simpson. He said things need to be improved and changed to accomplish that. Dilley announced his candidacy on his Facebook page Wednesday, saying in part, “My motivation for seeking this position is to use my abilities to give back to our community.” Dilly is currently the communication director for the Washington State Dairy Federation.
Races for the Aberdeen City Council are filling out with one day left to file: Nathan Kennedy and David Gakin have filed in Ward 2; Kati Kachman and Dave Deakin have filed for Ward 3; and there’s a three-way race so far in Ward 4: Deborah Ross, incumbent Margo Shortt and Tara Mareth.
Former Fire District 2 commissioner Dale E. Hensley has filed to run against incumbent Paul Deen in that district’s Position 2. Hensley is a former Aberdeen firefighter and paramedic; Deen recently retired after 38 years with the Hoquiam Fire Department and was assistant chief for 10 years and chief from 2012 to his retirement in October 2018.
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There are three races for Aberdeen City Council that have yet to draw a candidate as of late Wednesday afternoon. Races for Ward 3 Councilman Jeff Cook’s, Ward 4 Councilwoman Margo Shortt’s and Ward 5 Councilman Pete Schave’s seats have yet to attract candidates willing to pay the $47.22 fee to enter the race. Robert J. Rodgers filed to fill the Ward 1 Position 1 seat currently occupied by James Cook.
Candidates continue to step forward in Ocean Shores, where Eric Noble has filed to fill the Position 7 seat he was appointed to last year. David Linn also has filed to seek the Position 7 job.
In Westport, Kathryn Franzen has decided to take on Rose Jensen to fill Councilwoman Brandi Holmes’ Position 5 seat.
Story updated Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Ocean Shores continues its tradition of political activism.
As of Tuesday afternoon, there were six contested races for this fall’s elections. Three of those races were for Ocean Shores positions.
In the race for mayor of Ocean Shores, incumbent Crystal Dingler will face off against Carlos Roldan and Dan Marlowe. Richard Wills, Lorraine Hardin and John Schroeder are vying for OS Councilwoman Lisa Griebel’s Position 3 seat. Griebel has yet to enter the race. And Councilman Bob Peterson faces a challenge from Chuck Anderson for the OS Council Position 6 job.
In Hoquiam, Mayor Jasmine Dickhoff has decided to seek re-election. Ben Winkelman was the first person to file for that position.
Hospital District 2’s third district seat has two candidates: Lynn Csernotta and Al Smith. They seek to fill Miles Logenbaugh’s seat.
And the race for mayor of Aberdeen remains unchanged from yesterday with three people filed as of Tuesday afternoon.
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Two candidates filed to challenge incumbent Aberdeen Mayor Erik Larson’s bid for re-election, Hoquiam Mayor Jasmine Dickhoff and City Councilman Ben Winkelman have filed for mayor, and incumbent Ocean Shores Mayor Crystal Dingler has a challenger in Carlos Roldan as of Monday evening, the first day of candidate filing for the 2019 election.
Aberdeen Ward 5 Councilman Pete Schave and current Aberdeen City Council President Tawni Andrews will face Larson in the primary. The top-two vote getters in any race move on to the general election in November.
In other mayoral races, Kyle Pauley has filed for Mayor of Cosmopolis; incumbent Vini Samuel has filed for re-election in Montesano, as has incumbent Westport Mayor Rob Bearden. Angelo M. Cilluffo has filed for Mayor of Oakville.
Other candidate filings in Grays Harbor County Monday included:
Port of Grays Harbor
Commissioner 1: Phil Papac
Commissioner 2: Tom Quigg, Tim Carr
Hospital District 1
Position 3: Andrew (Drew) Hooper, Chad Searls
Position 5: Gary Thumser
Hospital District 2
Commissioner District 1: Chris Thomas
Commissioner District 2: Michael Bruce
Commissioner District 3: Lynn Csernotta, Al Smith, Richard Thompson
Position 1: David T. Quigg
Position 2: Scott Dilley, Bill Simpson, Melanie Sturgeon
Erik Larson, Pete Schave, Tawni Andrews, Janae Chhith
Ward 1: Robert J. Rodgers, Shaney Crosby
Ward 2: Nathan Kennedy, David Gakin
Ward 3: Kati Kachman, Dave Deakin
Ward 4: Deborah Ross, Margo Shortt, Tara Mareth
Ward 5: Joshua Francy
Ward 6: Dee Anne Shaw
Kyle Pauley, Steve Davis, Mark Collett, Cheryl Turner
Cosmopolis City Council
Position 1: Candice Makos, Kelsey Davis
Position 2: Stana Cummings
Position 3: Jim Ancich
Elma City Council
Position 4: Charles Butterfield, Mike Cooper
Position 5: Josh Collette, Jim Taylor
Ben Winkelman, Jasmine Dickhoff, Greg Grun
Hoquiam City Council
Ward 1 Position 1: Dave Wilson Sr.
Ward 2 Position 3: Steven J. Puvogel
Ward 3 Position 5: Shannon Patterson
Ward 4 Position 8: Al Dick, Jamie Brand
Ward 5 Position 9: Brenda Carlstrom
Ward 6 Position 12: Dave Hinchen
Brenda Orffer, Jeffrey Prowse
McCleary City Council
Position 1: Jenna Amsbury, Synthicy Omega
Position 2: Brycen Huff
Montesano City Council
Position 4: Brooke Chapman-Hoiness, Dave Skaramuca
Position 5: Megan M. Valentine
Position 7: Dan Wood
Angelo M. Cilluffo
Oakville City Council
Position 1: Thomas Sims
Position 2: Traci D. Fallow
Position 3: Dan Martin
Position 4: Julie Zehe, Allen Werth
Ocean Shores Mayor
Carlos Roldan, Crystal Dingler, Dan Marlowe, Susan Conniry
Ocean Shores City Council
Position 2: Kathryn L. Sprigg, Michael Darling
Position 3: Richard Wills, John Schroeder, Frank Elduen, Dennis Schulte
Position 4: Jon Martin, Lorraine Hardin, Eva Russell
Position 6: Chuck Anderson, Bob Peterson
Position 7: Eric Noble, David Linn, Brian Ferguson
Rob Bearden, Joseph Whitmore
Westport City Council
Position 2: Robert N. Parnell
Position 5: Rose Jensen, Kathryn Franzen
School District 5 – Aberdeen
Position 1: Jennifer Durney, Jeremy Wright
Position 2: Thomas (TJ) West, Suzy Ritter
Position 3: Jessica Jurasin, William “Doc” Carter
School District 28 – Hoquiam
Position 1: Don Oliver
Position 2: Hoki Moir
Position 3: Bryce Puvogel
School District 64 — North Beach
Director District 3: Jane Harnagy
Director District 4: Jessica J. Holt
School District 65 — McCleary
Director District 1: Rebecca Scott
Director District 4: Teneille Carpenter
Director District 5: Nicole Skeem
School District 66 – Montesano
Director District 3: Doug Streeter
Director District 4: Tiffany Schweppe
Director District 5: Kelly Vance, Priscilla Shaw
School District 68 – Elma
Director District 2: Justin A. Cristelli
Director District 3: Bernadette Bower
Director District 4: Bethany Whipple-Boling
School District 77 — Tahola
Position 1: Titus Capoeman, Tyson Johnston
Position 2: Merian Juneau, Robert Jackson
School District 97 — Quinault
District 1: Jon Neeland
District 3: David Hughes
District 5 (at large): Jody Lines
School District 99 — Cosmopolis
Director District 1: Tina Miles
Director District 3: Michelle Barre, Judi Lohr
Director District 5 (at large): Paula Jones, Mike Charlton
School District 104 — Satsop
Position 2: Darlene Reynolds
School District 117 — Wishkah
Director District 1: Bruce Daniels
Director District 3: Jeanne Ward, Loretta Conway
Director District 4: Anthony Gutierrez
Director District 5: Daniel J. Perron
School District 172 — Ocosta
Director District 1: Greg Miller
Director District 3: Duane W. Pegg, Jim Schaeffer
Position 5: Deborah Carter-Bowhay
School District 79 — Mary M Knight
Director District No. 1: Bryan Walsworth
Director District No. 3: Cynthia Brehmeyer, Rick Johnson
Director Position No. 1: Mike Bateman
Director Position No. 2: Jennifer Jutson, Amanda Gonzales
School District 400 — Oakville
Director District 3: Joe Reed
Director District 5: Tamara Ruymann
School District 61 — Rochester
School Board Director District 2: Grant Rodeheaver
School Board Director District 4: James “Neil” Turner
Candidate filings in Pacific County include:
Port of Ilwaco Commissioner District 3: Al “Butch” Smith
Port of Willapa Harbor Commissioner District 3: Todd P. Stephens
Long Beach Mayor: Jerry Phillips
Long Beach Council
Member 1: Donald E. McGuire Jr.
Member 2: Tina McGuire
Member 3: Del R. Murry
Raymond City Council
Member 3: Colby Rogers
Member 6: Ian Farrell
South Bend City Council
City Council Member 1: Daryle Buchanan, Wyatt Kuiken
City Council Member 2: Darren Manlow
School District #101
Director District 1: Anna Taft
Director District 5: John Holtermann
School District #116
Director District 1: Jim Olsen
Director District 4: Ron Bell
School District #118
Director District 1: Dave Eastham, Carolanne Watness
Director District 2: Steve Rogers, Wendy J. Manlow
Director Position 2 (at large): Todd Strozyk, Rhonda Johnson
School District #155
Director District 3: Chuck Hendrickson
School District #160
Director District 1: Andy Portmann
Director District 2: Alyssa Rowlett
Position 4 (at large): Pat Matlock
School District #172
Director District 1: Greg Miller
Director District 3: Duane W. Pegg, Jm Schaeffer
Position 5: Deborah Carter Bowhay
School District #301
Director District 3: Joseph Wooster
Director Position 5 at-large: Mara McGrath
Hospital District 2
Commissioner District 3: Dave Vetter
Commissioner Position 1: Michael S. Lignoski, Toni M. Williams
Hospital District 3
Commissioner District 2: Sandra Stonebreaker
Commissioner District 4: Ariel Smith