Friday’s final day of filing week saw a handful of candidates joining the 2022 election season and one candidate withdraw.
As of 5 p.m., 523 candidates filed for 383 offices. The number of candidates filing fell far short of the more than 730 offices, which includes Democratic and Republican precinct committee officers, on the August primary and November general elections ballots.
Democrat Brent Hennrich, who filed for the 3rd Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler withdrew from the race late Friday afternoon. Hennrich was one of three Democrats running for the office.
Each of Clark County’s three council seats up for election drew one new candidate.
Former Vancouver City Council candidate Glen Yung filed for the District 1 council seat. Yung ran for city council in 2021. Councilor Temple Lentz, who currently holds the District 1 seat, announced last month she won’t seek reelection.
Kim Hamlik, of Vancouver, filed Friday for the District 2 council position. District 2 Councilor Julie Olson also announced last month she won’t be running again.
North county resident Rick Torres also filed Friday. Torres is running for the District 5 council seat.
Vancouver resident Brett Simpson will challenge longtime County Auditor Greg Kimsey for his office. The auditor’s position is the only county office, aside from sheriff and county council, to draw a challenger.
Here is a list of candidates who filed this week:
3rd Congressional District
Jaime Herrera Beutler (incumbent) – Republican
Joe Kent – Republican
Brent Hennrich – Democrat
Heidi St. John – Republican
Davy Ray – Democrat
Vicki Kraft – Republican
Leslie L. French – Republican
Chris Byrd – Independent
Marie Gluesenkamp Perez – Democrat
Oliver Black – American Solidarity
Legislative District 17 Position 1
Kevin Waters – Republican
Hannah Joy – Republican
Terri Niles – Democrat
Anthony Ho – Republican
Legislative District 17 Position 2
Paul Harris (incumbent) – Republican
Justin Forsman – Independent Republican
Joe Kear – Democrat
Earl Bowerman – Republican
Legislative District 18 Position 1
Stephanie McClintock – Republican
John Zingale – Democrat
Legislative District 18 Position 2
Duncan Camacho – Democrat
Brad Benton – Republican
John Ley – Republican
Greg Cheney – Republican
Legislative District 20 Position 1
Peter Abbarno (incumbent) – Republican
Legislative District 20 Position 2
Ed Orcutt (incumbent) – Republican
Legislative District 49 Position 1
Sharon Wylie (incumbent) – Democrat
Park Llafet – Republican
Legislative District 49 Position 2
Monica Jurado Stonier (incumbent) – Democrat
Jeremy Baker – Republican
Peter Van Nortwick
County Prosecuting Attorney
Clark County Sheriff
Clark County Councilor District 1
Clark County Councilor District 2
Clark County Councilor District 5
Clark Public Utilities Commissioner District 2