By noon on Monday, a couple of dozen candidates had already filed to run for office in Grays Harbor County, with a long list of municipal elections on the line.
Filing closes at 4 p.m. Friday.
The primary election is not until August, with the general election in November. If there are more than two candidates for a position, only the top two would move on to the general.
The most familiar name on the list isn’t familiar in the context of politics. It’s longtime car dealership owner Rich Hartman, of Five Star Dealerships. Hartman lives in Ocean Shores and filed for a city council position there. Patric Hayes also filed for the seat.
Most of the races in odd-year elections are for city councils, school boards and other municipal jurisdictions, but there are some countywide positions on the ballot. Norma Tillotson, who was appointed to be the county’s prosecutor when former prosecutor Katie Svoboda was appointed to the Superior Court, filed for election Monday. So did Stan Pinnick, running for re-election as a Port of Grays Harbor commissioner.
Here is a rundown on filings so far.
Park District 1, Position 3, Kelly Redford
Oakville Mayor (Unexpired term) Angelo Cilluffo
Grays Harbor Prosecutor (Unexpired term), Norma J. Tillotson
Port District, Commissioner 3, Stan Pinnick
Public Hospital Hospital District 2, District 5, Becky Walsh
Aberdeen Council, Ward 3 Position 5, LizEllis
McCleary Mayor, Chris Miller
Montesano Council, Position 1, Clint Bryson
Montesano Council, Position 2, Rollin Caryl
Montesano Council, Position 3, Holly Shuck
Montesano Council, Position 6, Brooke Chapman-Hoiness
Montesano Council, Position 6, Tyler Trimble
Oakville Council, Position 4, Julie Zehe
Ocean Shores Council, Position 5, Lisa Scott
Ocean Shores Council, Position 5, Patrick Daugherty
Ocean Shores Council, Position 1, Susan Conniry
Ocean Shores Council, Position 7, Rich Hartman
Ocean Shores Council, Position 7,Patric Hayes
Westport Council, Position 1, Brylie Jarnes
Westport Council, Position 2 (Unexpired,) Brennan Jarnes
Hoquiam Council Ward 1 Position 2, Paul McMillan
Hoquiam Council Ward 2 Position 4, Jim George
Ocosta School District, Position 4, Taylor Miller
Hoquiam School District, Position 4, Chris Eide
Hoquiam School District, Position 5, Tanya Bowers Anderson
Taholah School District, Position 3, Bill Adams
Mary M Knight School Director District 2, Shawn P Donnelly
Fire District 17, Position 3, Rick Ransom