Races Emerge for West End Judge, Legislature, Congress

Candidate filing week continues and races have emerged for West End-area District Court 2, the state House of Representatives and Congress.

Superior Court Judge Erik Rohrer of Forks and lawyer John Black of Beaver both filed for West End-area District Court 2;

48-year old Dr. Douglass Dightman, a family medicine practitioner from Shelton, has filed as a Republican by 6th Congressional District seat held by incumbent Democrat Derek Kilmer.


Kilmer filed Monday for re-election to a 4th term.

Several candidates who announced for state legislative offices made it official Tuesday.

Former Clallam County Commissioner Jim McEntire will try to unseat four-term Democrat Steve Tharinger of Sequim for the 24th District Position 2 state representative position.

Port Hadlock Republican Jodi Wilke, a licensed practical nurse is running for the 24th district leguislative seat held by Democrat Mike Chapman.

Clallam County

Also filing in Clallam County on Tuesday were incumbent Teresa Marchi for treasurer; and  incumbent Ted Simpson of Port Angeles and challenger Jim Waddell of Port Angeles, each filed for the Clallam County Public Utility District 1, District 3.