June and the 2011 filing period for elected office are 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.
Throughout the week, we’ll be keeping watch on who has filed in key races in King County and elsewhere. This post is the first 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.
Lloyd Hara and Sherril Huff remain unchallenged, so nothing to report.
Port of Seattle
Our own Gael Tarleton has filed for reelection to Position 2. (Full disclosure: We’re proud to acknowledge that Gael serves on NPI’s Board of Directors).
Roger Flygare has filed for Federal Way City Council, Position 3. He’s running against Susan Honda.
There are now two individuals vying for the position of Mayor of Lake Forest Park: Mary Jane Goss and Dwight Thompson.
John Marchione has filed for reelection as Mayor of Redmond.
Joel Wright has filed to run for Redmond City Council, Position 5. Tom Flynn is also seeking to fill the seat that longtime Councilmember Richard Cole is vacating.
In Renton, Mark Martinez has filed to run for Position 5 on the city council. Ed Prince is also seeking the position.
Sherry Carr now has three more opponents to contend with in her school board race: Jack Whelan, Kate Martin, and Terence J. Menage. (A couple of them ought to consider running against Harium-Martin Morris, who remains unchallenged… for now). John Cummings is challenging Peter Maier for Position 1, and Marty McLaren is challenging Steve Sundquist for Position 6.
Good to see that folks are stepping forward to take on those incumbents. The Seattle School District, in my view, needs a change of leadership.