Run for Office

To find out which positions you’re eligible to run for, head over to myvote.wa.gov, where you’ll be able to find all* of the different jurisdictions you live within under ‘My Elected Officials’. To run for office in 2021, you must file your candidacy with the Washington Secretary of State between May 17th and May 21st at 5pm. Please read their Candidate Filing FAQ for more information. If you’re interested in running for office or have any questions, please let us know! Email us at 40thdems@gmail.com. We will be periodically updating this page with more information as we’re able.

*except Cemetery Districts. We currently only have the written descriptions of those jurisdictions (find those here), and are trying to find something more convenient.

Upcoming Elections (2021)

City Council

Anacortes

Upcoming Positions:

  • Mayor (Incumbent – Laurie Gere)
  • At-Large Position 4 (Incumbent – Matt Miller)
  • At-Large Position 5 (Incumbent – Bruce McDougall)
  • At-Large Position 6 (Incumbent – Carolyn Moulton)
  • At-Large Position 7 (Incumbent – Anthony Young)

Information:

Burlington

Upcoming Positions

Information

Concrete

  • Upcoming Positions
    • Position 2 (Incumbent: Michael Criner)*
    • Position 3 (Incumbent: Michael P Bartel)
    • Position 5 (Incumbent: Jon Gunnarsson)
    • Mayor (Incumbent: Jason Miller)
  • Information
    • Filing Fee of City Council: $0
    • Filing Fee of Mayor: $149.82
    • Term Length: Four years 
      • *special election for remainder of term, ending in 2023.
    • Meetings: Second and Fourth Monday of the Month at 6:00 PM
    • Archive of Minutes
    • Municipal Code

Hamilton

Upcoming Positions

  • Position 3 (Incumbent: Andrea Stroeser)*
  • Position 4 (Incumbent: Dean Vandiver)
  • Position 5 (Incumbent: Alyssa Boots)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $10
  • Term Length: Four years
    • *special election for remainder of term, ending in 2023.
  • Meetings: Second Tuesday of the Month at 7 PM
  • Agendas & Minutes
  • Municipal Code

La Conner

Upcoming Positions

  • Position 2 (Incumbent: John Leaver)
  • Position 3 (Incumbent: Bill Stokes)
  • Position 4 (Incumbent: MaryLee Chamberlain)

Information

Lyman

Upcoming Positions

  • Position 1 (Incumbent: Charleen Bray)
  • Position 2 (Incumbent: Jeremy Mast)

Information

Mount Vernon

Upcoming Positions

Information

  • Filing Fee: $144
  • Term Length: Four years
    • *special election for remainder of term, ending in 2023.
  • Study Sessions: First and Third Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 PM
  • Regular Meetings: Second and Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 PM
  • City Council Ward Map
  • Website
  • Agendas & Minutes
  • Municipal Code

Sedro-Woolley

Upcoming Positions

  • Ward 2 (Incumbent: JoEllen Kesti)
  • Ward 3 (Incumbent: Sarah Diamond)
  • Ward 6 (Incumbent: Karl de Jong)
  • At-Large (Incumbent: Kevin Loy)

Information

School Board

Anacortes

Upcoming Positions

  • Position 1 (Incumbent – Bobbilyn Hogge)
  • Position 2 (Incumbent – Erin Pape Rieger)

Information

Burlington-Edison

  • Upcoming Positions
    • Position 2 (Incumbent – Roger Howard)
    • Position 5 (Incumbent – Troy Wright)

    Information

Concrete

  • Upcoming Positions
    • Director District 1 (Incumbent: Hulda (Hildi) Parker)
    • Director District 2 (Incumbent: Janet Culver)
    • Director District 4, At-Large (Incumbent: Sue Watts)

    Information

Conway

Upcoming Positions

  • Director District 1 (Incumbent: Michelle Cowan)*
  • Director District 2 (Incumbent: Ben Winkes)
  • Director District 3 (Incumbent: Amy C. Hughes)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: Four years
    • *special election for remainder of term, ending in 2023.
  • Regular Meetings: Third or Fourth Monday of the Month at 7:00 PM (meeting dates)
  • Agendas & Minutes
  • Policies

La Conner

Upcoming Positions

  • Director District 2 (Incumbent: Amanda Bourgeois)*
  • Director District 3 (Incumbent: Jeremy Wilbur)
  • Director District 5 (Incumbent: Susan Gardner Deyo)

Information

Mount Vernon

Upcoming Positions

  • Position 4 (Incumbent – Wendy Ragusa)
  • Position 5 (Incumbent – Larry M. Otos)

Information

Sedro-Woolley

Upcoming Positions

  • Position 1 (Incumbent: Enrique Lopez-Cisneros)
  • Position 4 (Incumbent: Eric A. Johnson)

Information

Port Commission

Anacortes

Upcoming Positions

  • Position 1 (Incumbent Ken Goodwin)
  • Position 2 (Incumbent Jon Petrich)
  • Position 5 (Incumbent Katherine (Kathy) Pittis)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $24.00
  • Term: Four years
  • Meetings: First and Third Thursday of the Month at 7:00 PM
  • Mission Statement: “In partnership with public agencies and private business, develop and manage facilities and services which stimulate private job creation and commerce, while protecting the quality of life, needs and desires of area residents”
  • Agendas and Recorded Meetings
  • Port Commissioner District Map

Skagit

Upcoming Position

  • Position 3 (Incumbent – William J. (Bill) Shuler)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $108
  • Term: Six years
  • Meetings: Second Tuesday of the Month at 2:00 PM
  • Purpose: “The role of the Commission is to set policy, authorize major expenditures and appoint an Executive Director who is responsible for administering policies of the Port of Skagit.
  • Agendas & Minutes
  • Port Commissioner District Map

Hospital District

Skagit County District 2

Upcoming Elections

  • Position 2 (Incumbent – Warren Tessler)
  • Position 3 (Incumbent – Paul M. Maughan)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term: Six years
  • Geographical Area: Anacortes & Guemes Island
  • Purpose: “Each Commissioner brings sharp business acumen or healthcare expertise to the Board. All are bound by a deep regard for making quality medical services accessible to the communities we serve”
  • Work Meeting: Second Wednesday of the Month at 12:00 PM
  • Regular Meeting: Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 12:00 PM

Skagit County District 1

Upcoming Elections

  • Position 1 (Incumbent – Frei Burton)
  • Position 6 (Incumbent – Peter Browning)
  • Position 7 (Incumbent – Bruce G. Lisser)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term: Six years
  • Geographical Area: Mount Vernon
  • Purpose: “The Board of Commissioners make strategic decisions to ensure that Skagit Regional Health is meeting the healthcare needs of the communities we serve”
  • Work Session: Second Tuesday of the Month at 5:00 PM
  • Regular Meeting: Fourth Friday of the Month at 8:00 AM

Skagit County District 304

Upcoming Positions

  • Position 1 (Incumbent – Andrew C. Hunter)
  • Position 3* (Incumbent – Tina Tate)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Six Year Term
    • *Special Election to Fill Term
  • Geographical Area: Burlington, Sedro-Woolley, area east of Sedro, Samish Island, Bow
  • Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 8:00 AM

Municipal Districts

Water District

Upcoming Positions:

  • Commissioner Position 1 (Incumbent: Patrick Wilder)
  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Waine Aynes)*

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
    • *special election to fill term

Fire Districts

Fire District Map

FIRE DISTRICT 1

Upcoming Position

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Daryl A. Hamburg)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years

FIRE DISTRICT 2

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 2 (Incumbent: Ken Bergsma)*
  • Commissioner Position 3: (Incumbent: Lance Masonholder)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
    • *special election to fill term

FIRE DISTRICT 3

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Matthew Stratton)

Information

FIRE DISTRICT 4

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Gary Friend)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
  • Website

FIRE DISTRICT 5

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: David Lohman)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
  • Website

FIRE DISTRICT 6

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: David Smoots)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
  • Regular Meetings: Second Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 PM
  • Website
  • Minutes

FIRE DISTRICT 7

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Larry Hawk)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years

FIRE DISTRICT 8

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Chester (Chet) Griffith)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
  • Regular Meetings: Second Wednesday of the Month at 7:00 PM
  • Facebook

FIRE DISTRICT 9

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Steve Harmon)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
  • Regular Meetings: Second Monday of the Month at 6:00 PM
  • Website
  • Minutes

FIRE DISTRICT 10

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 1 (Incumbent: AJ Zartman)*
  • Commissioner Position 2 (Incumbent: Valerie Harris)*
  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Richard Taylor)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
    • *special election to fill term

FIRE DISTRICT 11

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Thomas R. Walsh)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
  • Regular Meetings: Second Monday of the Month at 6:00 PM
  • Website
  • Minutes

FIRE DISTRICT 12

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Norm Jenkins)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years

FIRE DISTRICT 13

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 2 (Incumbent: John Doyle)*
  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Jeremy Wilbur)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
    • *special election to fill term

FIRE DISTRICT 14

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Steve Thomas)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
  • Regular Meetings: Second Tuesday of the Month at 6:00 PM
  • Website
  • Agendas & Minutes

FIRE DISTRICT 15

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 1 (Incumbent: Lowell E Jonson)*
  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Steve Dundin)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
    • *special election to fill term
  • Facebook

FIRE DISTRICT 16

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 1 (Incumbent: Kristine Van Notric)*
  • Commissioner Position 2 (Incumbent: Jared Couch)*
  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Daryl A. Hamburg)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
    • *special election to fill term

FIRE DISTRICT 17

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 2 (Incumbent: David Wertheimer)*
  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Dave Margeson)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
    • *special election to fill term
  • Regular Meetings: Second Monday of the Month at 7:00 PM
  • Website
  • Minutes

FIRE DISTRICT 19

Upcoming Positions

  • Commissioner Position 1 (Lee Fenley)*
  • Commissioner Position 3 (Incumbent: Clay Norris)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
    • *special election to fill term

Sewer Districts

Upcoming Positions:

  • Sewer District 1 Position 2 (Incumbent: John Nagel)
  • Sewer District 2 Position 3 (Incumbent: N/A)

Information:

  • District 1 Filing Fee: $0
  • District 2 Filing Fee: $15.36
  • Term Length: 6 Years

Cemetery Districts

Upcoming Positions:

  • DISTRICT 1 Position 1 (Incumbent: Tim Goodman)
  • DISTRICT 2 Position 1 (Incumbent: John Pinquoch)
  • DISTRICT 3 Position 1 (Incumbent: Adam Veal)
  • DISTRICT 4 Position 1 (Incumbent: C. Henrik Brameus)
  • DISTRICT 4 Position 2 (Incumbent: Hobart Hansen)*
  • DISTRICT 4 Position 3 (Incumbent: Scott Terrell)
  • DISTRICT 5 Position 1 (Incumbent: Larry Hoover)
  • DISTRICT 6 Position 1 (Incumbent: D. Scott Thompson)

Information:

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 6 Years
    • *special election to fill term

Fidalgo Pool & Fitness Center District

Upcoming Positions

  • Position 3 (Incumbent: Christine Mathes)
  • Position 5 (Incumbent: Andrew Olson)

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: 4 Years
  • Regular Meetings: Third Thursday of the Month at 5:30 PM
  • Website 
  • Agendas
  • Minutes