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Filing Week yields treasurer candidate
Candidate filing week only garnered one surprise in local Island County elections by midday Tuesday.
Coupeville resident Wanda Grone, a Republican, filed to run for county treasurer. She is currently the chief deputy treasurer and will go up against her boss, Democrat Ana Maria Nunez, if she also runs.
Nunez hasn’t filed yet, though the deadline is the end of the day Friday. She did, however, file her intention to run with the state Public Disclosure Commission.
The other candidates aren’t shockers as they have already announced or previously filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission.
Sheriff Mark Brown, a Republican, was the first to file. In addition, Auditor Sheilah Crider, a Republican, filed to keep her seat.
Karla Jacks, a Camano Island Democrat, was the first to file for the District 3 commissioner seat. None of the four Republicans who have announced their candidacy has filed so far.
Bill Hawkins, a Coupeville resident, filed for the district court judge seat. He was appointed to the nonpartisan position last year.
In the legislative races, Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and Dave Hayes, R-Camano, both filed to run again, but neither of their challengers has as of yet.
So far, U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Arlington, has one challenger. Mike Lapointe, an Independent from Everett, filed to run against him.
Candidates may file electronically, through the U.S. mail or in person at the Elections Office in Coupeville, which is at 400 North Main St.
The Elections Office will be open Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To file electronically, candidates can go to www.islandcounty.net select “elections” in the green menu bar at the top of the page and follow the prompts for online filing.
The Auditor’s Office suggests that candidates retain copies of their online filings.
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