Political Buzz

Talking WA politics.

NOTICE: Political Buzz has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved Political Buzz.
Visit the new section.

First day of filing sees 76 candidates in Pierce County – most unopposed

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on June 6, 2011 at 5:26 pm |
June 6, 2011 5:26 pm

The first day of election filing week brought out 76 candidates for town, city, school board and special district offices in Pierce County. Most of the office-seekers are unopposed at this point – and a majority of the nearly 200 offices up for election have no candidates so far.

Among contested races so far is a seat on the Tacoma School Board being vacated by Jim Dugan. Both Scott Heinze and Betsy Elgar have filed for that position.

Candidates have until Friday to file. For more information, see the Pierce County Election website.

Below is a list of candidate filings as of 5 p.m.


JurisdictionPositionName
Pierce Superior CourtJudge Position 10Gary Johnson
PORT OF TACOMACommissioner Pos. 3Don Johnson
PORT OF TACOMACommissioner Pos. 5Clare Petrich
CITY OF BONNEY LAKECouncil Pos. 2Mark A. Hamilton
CITY OF BONNEY LAKECouncil Pos. 4James Rackley
CITY OF BONNEY LAKECouncil Pos. 7Katrina Minton-Davis
CITY OF BONNEY LAKECouncil Pos. 7Quinn Dahlstrom
CITY OF DUPONTMayorMichael Grayum
CITY OF DUPONTCouncil Pos. 4Penny Coffey
CITY OF DUPONTCouncil Pos. 5Kathleen Trotter
CITY OF DUPONTCouncil Pos. 6Michael (Mike) Courts
TOWN OF EATONVILLECouncil Pos. 3Brenden Pierce
TOWN OF EATONVILLECouncil Pos. 4Abby Gribi
TOWN OF EATONVILLECouncil Pos. 5Jim Valentine
CITY OF FIFECouncil Pos. 1Richard Godwin
CITY OF FIFECouncil Pos. 4Pat Hulcey
CITY OF FIFECouncil Pos. 5Rob Cerqui
CITY OF FIRCRESTCouncil Pos. 3Bob Thaden
CITY OF FIRCRESTCouncil Pos. 4David M. Viafore
CITY OF GIG HARBORCouncil Pos. 5Ken Malich
CITY OF GIG HARBORCouncil Pos. 6Michael Perrow
CITY OF LAKEWOODCouncil Pos. 4Don Anderson
CITY OF LAKEWOODCouncil Pos. 6Marie Barth
CITY OF MILTONCouncil Pos. 1Lois A. Zaroudny
CITY OF MILTONCouncil Pos. 7Robert C. Whalen
CITY OF ORTINGCouncil Pos. 1Graham Hunt
CITY OF PUYALLUPCouncil at LargeSteven Vermillion
CITY PUY-1Council Dist. 1 Pos. 1John Knutsen
CITY PUY-1Council Dist. 1 Pos. 2John Hopkins
CITY PUY-2Council Dist. 2 Pos. 1John Palmer
TOWN OF RUSTONCouncil Pos. 3Jim Hedrick
TOWN OF STEILACOOMCouncil Pos. 4Nancy E. Henderson
CITY OF SUMNERCouncil Pos. 5Cynthia (Cindi) Hochstatter
CITY OF SUMNERCouncil Pos. 7Mike LeMaster
CITY OF TACOMACouncil at Large Pos. 7David Arthur Boe
CITY OF TACOMACivil Service Pos. 3Anita Latch
CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACECouncil Pos. 2Kent D. Keel
CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACECouncil Pos. 6Ken Campbell
CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACECouncil Pos. 7Howard Lee
CITY OF UNIVERSITY PLACECouncil Pos. 7Caroline Belleci
TOWN OF WILKESONCouncil Pos. 1Ian Niles Galbraith
TOWN OF WILKESONCouncil Pos. 4Trisha Summers
STEILACOOM HISTORICAL SCHOOL DIST. Director Pos. 4Luis Jimenez
STEILACOOM HISTORICAL SCHOOL DIST. Director Pos. 5Todd Hughes
STEILACOOM HISTORICAL SCHOOL DIST. Director Pos. 5Samuel T. Scott
YELM COMMUNITY SCHOOLS DISTRICT School Board Director #1Dave Pratt
YELM COMMUNITY SCHOOLS DISTRICT School Board Director #2Donna Edwards
YELM COMMUNITY SCHOOLS DISTRICT School Board Director #3Denise Hendrickson
YELM COMMUNITY SCHOOLS DISTRICT School Board Director #5William F. Hauss
PUYALLUP SCHOOL DISTRICT Director Pos. 3Diana Seeley
TACOMA SCHOOL DISTRICT Director Pos. 3Scott Heinze
TACOMA SCHOOL DISTRICT Director Pos. 3Betsy Elgar
TACOMA SCHOOL DISTRICT Director Pos. 5Kim Golding
UNIVERSITY PLACE SCHOOL DISTRICTDirector Pos. 3Annie Fitzsimmons
UNIVERSITY PLACE SCHOOL DISTRICTDirector Pos. 3Nick Tennison
UNIVERSITY PLACE SCHOOL DISTRICTDirector Pos. 4Mary Lu Dickinson
UNIVERSITY PLACE SCHOOL DISTRICTDirector Pos. 5Rick Maloney
CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT Director Dist. 2Carole K. Jacobs
CLOVER PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT Director Dist. 5Paul Wagemann
PENINSULA SCHOOL DISTRICT Director Dist. 3Randal Wilhelmsen
FRANKLIN PIERCE SCHOOL DISTRICT Director Dist. 4Mary L. Sherman
BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT Director Dist. 5Brenda Rogers
WHITE RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT Director Dist. 2Susan McGuire
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 3Commissioner Pos. 3Daniel Rankin
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 6Commissioner Pos. 3Rich Coleman
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 6Commissioner Pos. 5Larry Nelson
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 10Commissioner Pos. 3Dorothy Kephart
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 16Commissioner Pos. 1Frank ( Mr G ) Grubaugh
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 17Commissioner Pos. 3John Sebastian
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 18Commissioner Pos. 4Joachim (Joe) Pestinger
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 21Commissioner Pos. 1Gerry W. Gustafson
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 22Commissioner Pos. 4Edward (Ed) Egan
FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT NO. 22Commissioner Pos. 6Rick Kuss
ANDERSON ISLAND PARK AND REC. DISTCommissioner Pos. 1William P. Spears
METROPOLITAN PARK DISTRICT OF TACOMACommissioner Pos. 5Erik Hanberg
VALLEY WATER DISTRICTCommissioner Pos. 1Ted L. Miller

*
The News Tribune now uses Facebook commenting on selected blogs. See editor's column for more details. Commenters are expected to abide by terms of service for Facebook as well as commenting rules for thenewstribune.com. Report violators to webmaster@thenewstribune.com.