Candidate filing week begins today, and closes at 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014. Elections Supervisor Katy Moore tells us candidates wishing to file in person can do so at the Grays Harbor County Auditor’s Office, 100 W Broadway, Suite 2, Montesano, WA. Mail in candidate declarations can also be sent to the above address. On-line, candidates can go to for a list of open offices and how to file.

There are 21 Offices up for election in Grays Harbor including Herb Welch’s County Commissioner seat, and Rus Sholrood’s PUD Commissioner seat, as well as County Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, Coroner, Presecutor, Sheriff, Treasurer, 2 District Court Judges, and 4 Supreme Court Justice positions.
Also open for election is U.S. Rep Dereck Kilmer’s seat, along with State Reps Dean TakkKo Brian Blake, Kevin Van De Wege and Steve Tharinger.

Filing week closes at 4:30 p.m., Friday, the Primary is August 5, 2014. The General Election is November 4, 2014.