The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Special filing period underway this week


County elections officials last week held a special filing period for positions on the 2017 election ballots which drew no candidates in the regular May filing period, and candidates came forward for some of the positions.

All positions are non-partisan.

No one filed for Port District 2, Commissioner 1 Incumbent Lori Scott had previously announced she wouldn't seek re-election for another six-year term, The filing fee is $13.68. The position represents the Deep River and Rosburg/Altoona precincts.

Positions that drew candidates include:

--Fire District 2, Commissioner 2, Oliver Van Den Berghe, incumbent; six-year term.

--Fire District 3, Commissioner 2, Nick Nikkila; six-year term.

--Skamokawa Water and Sewer Commissioner, Position 1, six-year unexpired term, David A. Blalock.

--Cemetery District 2, Commissioner Position 2, six-year term, Kent Martin.

There were no filings for the following positions:

--Skamokawa Water and Sewer commissioners, two positions, one a four-year unexpired term and one a two-year unexpired term.

--Cemetery District 1, commissioner positions 1 and 2, both six-year terms.

Cemetery District 1, commissioner 3, two-year unexpired term.

--Cemetery District 2, commissioner position 1, a four-year unexpired term.

In cases where no one files for an office, the incumbent continues to hold that position until the end of the term. If other members can't find a replacement within 90 days, the county board of commissioners is charged with filling the position.


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