2018 Candidate Filing


You make our community better!
 
Candidate filing week in 2018 is May 14-18. (See chart on right side of this page.) Running for public office is one of the best ways to turn your ideas into action. In November thousands of Americans, like you will run for local elected offices (making a direct impact on their community).
 
Learn about the Public Disclosure Requirements. Most candidates are required to file financial documents with the Public Disclosure Commission. 
 
The 2018 ballot will include Federal, State Legislature, Kitsap County, Kitsap County District Court, Kitsap Public Utility District and Precinct Committee Officer contests.


Offices and Positions Open for Filing

 

 Federal

Candidates file with the Washington Secretary of State.

Office​Incumbent​Filing Fee​Term
​U.S. Senate​Maria Cantwell​$1,740.00​6 years
​U.S. House of Representatives, Washington District 6​Derek Kilmer​$1,740.00​2 years
 

 State Legislature

Find your Legislative District.

Legislative District 23​ ​

Candidates file with the Washington Secretary of State or the Kitsap County Auditor

Office​Incumbent​Filing Fee​Term
​State Representative, Position 1​Sherry V. Appleton​$477.76​2 years
​State Representative, Position 2​Drew Hansen
​​$477.76​​2 years
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Legislative District 26​ ​ ​ ​

Candidates file with the Washington Secretary of State

​Office​Incumbent​Filing Fee​Term
​State Senator​Jan Angel​$477.76​4 years
​State Representative, Position 1​Jesse L. Young​$477.76​2 years
​​State Representative, Position 2​Michelle Caldier​$477.76​2 years
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Legislative District 35​ ​ ​ ​

Candidates file with the Washington Secretary of State

​Office​Incumbent​Filing FeeTerm
​​State Senator​Tim Sheldon​​$477.76​​4 years
​​State Representative, Position 1​Dan Griffey​​$477.76​​2 years
​​​State Representative, Position 2​Drew MacEwen​​$477.76​​2 years
 

 County

 Candidates file with the Kitsap County Auditor
 
Office​Incumbent​Filing Fee​Term
​County Commissioner District 3​Ed Wolfe​$1,327.47​4 years
​Assessor​Phil Cook​$1,286.90​​4 years
​Auditor​Dolores Gilmore​​$1,286.90​​4 years
​Clerk​Alison H. Sonntag​​$1,286.90​Short and full 4-year term
​Coroner​Greg Sandstrom​​$1,286.90​​4 years
​Prosecuting Attorney​Tina R. Robinson​$1,691.66​​4 years
​Sheriff​Gary Simpson​$1,353.49​4 years​
​Treasurer​Meredith R. Green​​$1,286.90​4 years​
 

 District Court

 Candidates file with the Kitsap County Auditor.
Office​Incumbent​Filing Fee​Term
​District Court Judge Department 1​Claire Bradley​$1,610.33​4 years
​​District Court Judge Department 2​Jeffrey J. Jahns​​$1,610.33​​4 years
​​District Court Judge Department 3​Marilyn G. Paja​​$1,610.33​​4 years
​​District Court Judge Department 4​Kevin P. Kelly​​$1,610.33​​Short and full 4-year term
 

 Kitsap County Public Utility District

Candidates file with the Kitsap County Auditor.
Map of KCPUD
 
​Office​Incumbent​Filing Fee​Term
​Commissioner District 3​Lloyd S. Berg​$198.00​6 years
 

 PCOs

​Go to the Kitsap County Elected Officials Page to see the list of all incumbents. ​
All PCO positions are 2-year terms.  
 
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We are working on the guidelines book for 2018. We are expecting the book to be available online in early March and in print once the 2018 Legislative session ends. This guide is designed to help you get started and will be posted online and printed as soon as it's complete. If you want some initial guidance now, download the 2017 Candidate Guidelines PDF (36 pages, 1.3 MB).
 
The 2018 ballot will include Federal, State Legislature, Kitsap County, Kitsap County District Court, Kitsap Public Utility District and Precinct Committee Officer contests.

Districts placing measures on 2018 ballots must meet the following deadlines for filing resolutions with the Kitsap County Auditor's Office - Elections Division.
 
Obtaining Voter Data and Election Results. Information that may be useful to candidates and campaigns. 
 
Make sure you read the Political Sign Regulations PDF (1 page, 58 KB). 
Washington State Department of Transportation political sign regulations for state highways.
 

Deadlines for Districts Considering Ballot Measures

 

2018/19 Election Date Deadline for Resolution Ballots Mailed By
April 24, 2018February 23, 2018April 6, 2018
Aug. 7, 2018 PrimaryMay 11, 2018July 20, 2018
Nov. 6, 2018 General ElectionAug. 7, 2018Oct. 19, 2018
​Feb. 12, 2019
​Dec. 14, 2018
​Jan. 25, 2019
​April 23, 2019
​Feb. 22, 2019
​April 5, 2019

Here are some useful links

 

2018 Candidate Filing Dates

 
         
  • April 30 - First day County Auditor can receive candidate declarations by mail

  • May 14-18 - Candidate Filing Week
  • May 21 - Deadline to withdraw
  • Before the Primary (dates TBD) - Special filing period for races with no candidates
  • July 20 - Deadline to file as a write-in candidate in the Aug. 7 Primary