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

Election 2022

Filing for office starts on Monday


Filing for offices on this year’s election ballots opens next Monday.

All county offices will be on the ballot, and the District 3 Wahkiakum PUD commissioner will be on the ballot. Other positions include US Senator, District 3 congressional representative, and the two state District 19 representatives.

Several people have announced they will run for local offices.

Incumbent Prosecuting Attorney Dan Bigelow has announced he will seek re-election. This week, Cathlamet native Holly McKeen announced she will be a candidate for the position (see story elsewhere in this issue).

Incumbent Assessor Bill Coons has announced he will not run for re-election, and his deputy, Fallon Hoven, has announced she will run for the position.

Sheriff Mark Howie and PUD Commissioner Dennis Reid, both incumbents, have announced they will seek re-election.

The county auditor’s office will open at 8 a.m. for filing in person; on-line filing opens at 9 a.m. at

District County(ies) Office Term Incumbent Filing Fee

Federal Statewide U.S. Senator 6-year Regular term, Partisan Patty Murray $1,740.00

CONG. DIST. 3 Various U.S. Representative 2-year Regular term, Partisan Jaime Herrera Beutler $1,740.00

Statewide Statewide Secretary of State 2-year Unexpired term, Partisan Steve Hobbs $1,346.40

LEG. DISTRICT 19 6 Counties State Rep. Pos. 1 2-year Regular term, Partisan Jim Walsh $568.81

LEG. DISTRICT 19 6 Counties State Rep. Pos. 2 2-year Regular term, Partisan Joel McEntire $568.81

County Wahkiakum County Assessor 4-year Regular term, Partisan Bill Coons $790.93

County Wahkiakum County Auditor 4-year Regular term, Partisan Nicci Bergseng $790.93

County Wahkiakum County Clerk 4-year Regular term, Partisan Kay M. Holland $790.93

County Wahkiakum County Sheriff 4-year Regular term, Partisan Mark C. Howie $1,000.15

County Wahkiakum County Treasurer 4-year Regular term, Partisan Tammy Peterson $790.93

County Wahkiakum Prosecuting Attorney 4-year Regular term, Partisan Dan Bigelow $1,548.22

County Wahkiakum Commissioner #3 4-year Regular term, Partisan Gene Strong $383.80

SUPREME COURT Statewide Justice Position #01 6-year Regular term, Nonpartisan Mary I. Yu $2,203.20

SUPREME COURT Statewide Justice Position #05 6-year Regular term, Nonpartisan Barbara Madsen $2,203.20

SUPREME COURT Statewide Justice Position #06 6-year Regular term, Nonpartisan G. Helen Whitener $2,203.20

Court of Appeals 6 Counties. Judge Position 2 6-year Regular term, Nonpartisan Anne Cruser $2,097.30

County Wahkiakum District Court Judge 4-year Regular term, Nonpartisan Heidi L. Heywood $767.13

Wahkiakum PUD Wahkiakum Commissioner #3 6-year Regular term, Nonpartisan Dennis R. Reid $120.00


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