Candidate filing period ends Friday


Candidates began filing for some local offices early this week. Lee Tischer filed for re-election as County Commissioner for District #1, and Dan

Cothren is seeking another term as County Commissioner for District #2. Both positions are for four years.

Bob Jungers wants to serve another 6 years as PUD No. 2 Commissioner for District #2. Democratic and Republican Precinct Committee Officers (PCO) for all 11 county precincts have yet to attract any candidates except for incumbents Steve Puddicombe as Grays River Democratic PCO and Tom Merz as West Puget Island Republican PCO.

Candidates may file in person at the county auditor’s office or online via the Wahkiakum County Election page at The Secretary of State mandates that the Auditor’s office remain open until 5 p.m. this week to accommodate candidate filings.

The filing period for the 2024 general election started Monday and ends Friday (tomorrow) at 5 p.m.


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