Rohrer will Seek West End Judgeship

A two-man race has emerged for the West End District Court 2 judge position after Clallam County Superior Court Judge Erik Rohrer said Friday he wants to return to the part-time, four-year post he resigned from in 2012.

Attorney John Black of Sequim, who has offices in Port Angeles and Forks, announced March 9 that he will seek the three-days-a-week position.

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Current Judge John Doherty announced last week he will not seek re-election.

To retake the West End judgeship, Rohrer would resign from his Superior Court position with two years left on his four-year term.

Gov. Jay Inslee would name a replacement to fill out the term until the 2020 election.

Filing week for the general election, which includes several countywide seats including sheriff and prosecuting attorney, is May 14-18.