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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Filing Week 2009: A look at who's filed in key races as of Wednesday afternoon

June and the 2009 filing period for elected office are finally upon us. All this week, elections officials around the state will be accepting formal declarations of candidacy from Washingtonians who have decided they want to run for office.

King County in particular has a number of important contests on the ballot this year, (as I've previously observed) so we'll be keeping a close watch on its filings. This post is the third in a series of Filing Week reports we'll be bringing you at regular intervals until the close of filing on Friday at 4:30 PM.

Bobby Forch and Mike O'Brien have filed for Seattle City Council Position 8. Councilmember Richard Conlin has filed for Position 2.

Kirkland City Councilmember Tom Hodgson has attracted two challengers for his seat (Position 7): Doreen Marchione and Amy Walen.

There's still only one candidate in each of the Redmond City Council races.

Nothing to report at the county level
There were no new filings for countywide offices or County Council as of midday today. Incumbent Sheriff Sue Rahr has still not filed for reelection. And so far the only contested county races are for offices that have been or will be vacated.

WEDNESDAY EVENING UPDATE: Some news to report... first, Mark Greene, a perennial candidate who runs his own political party, the "Party of Commons" has filed against Reagan Dunn for the 9th County Council District.

Rob Holland has switched to Position 3 for Port Commission, taking the place of Alec Fisken, who has decided to withdraw (although he hasn't officially withdrawn his name yet). In Seattle races, Jan Drago has filed for Mayor, while Jordan Royer and Rusy Williams have filed for Seattle City Council Position 8.


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