The first round of candidates for various local offices are officially running, as names started pouring in Monday morning to kick off filing week.
There weren’t any surprises in the first batch of names that came out Monday, as a total of 68 candidates filed for 59 offices by 5 p.m. There are 94 seats up for grabs in elections this year, and candidates have through Friday to file to run.
Jennifer Snider filed to run for a judge seat on Clark County Superior Court, a position she was appointed to by Gov. Jay Inslee in April. She was sworn in earlier this month, taking over for retiring Clark County Superior Court Judge James Rulli.
Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge Anne Cruser filed to run for a judge seat in the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division II. She was appointed to the position earlier this year by Inslee.
Gary Medvigy filed to run for the Clark County Council. He was appointed to the open seat in January, taking over the seat left vacant when Councilor Eileen Quiring began her term as council chair. Battle Ground Councilor Adrian Cortes filed to run against Medvigy for the county seat.