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 6 (Incumbent: Jon Gunnarsson)
  • Mayor (Incumbent: Jason Miller)

Information

  • Filing Fee of City Council: $0
  • Filing Fee of Mayor: $149.82
  • Term Length: Four years

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

La Conner

Upcoming Positions

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

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: Four years

Lyman

Upcoming Positions

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

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term Length: Four years

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

Sedro-Woolley

Upcoming Positions

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

Information

  • Filing Fee: $60
  • Term Length: Four years
  • Study Session: First Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 PM
    Regular Meetings: Second and Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 PM

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

    • Filing Fee: $0
    • Term Length: Four years
    • Work Sessions: Second Monday of the Month at 4:30 PM
    • Regular Meetings: Fourth Monday of the Month at 6:00 PM
    • School Board District Map
    • Website

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

    • Filing Fee: $0
    • Term Length: Four years

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

La Conner

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

    Information

    • Filing Fee: $0
    • Term Length: Four years

Mount Vernon

Upcoming Positions

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

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term: Four years
  • Work Sessions: First Wednesday of the Month at 5:00 PM
  • Regular Meetings: First and Third Wednesday of the Month at 6:00 PM

Sedro-Woolley

Upcoming Positions

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

Information

  • Filing Fee: $0
  • Term: Four years
  • Meetings: Second and Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 5:00 PM

Port Commission

Anacortes

Upcoming Positions

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

Information

  • Filing Fee: $30.48
  • 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”

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”

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: Ben Thomas)

Information:

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

Fire Districts

Upcoming Positions

FIRE DISTRICT 1

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 2

  • Commissioner Position 2
  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 3

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 4

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 5

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 6

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 7

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 8

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 9

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 10

  • Commissioner Position 1
  • Commissioner Position 2
  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 11

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 12

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 13

  • Commissioner Position 2
  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 14

  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 15

  • Commissioner Position 1
  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 16

  • Commissioner Position 1
  • Commissioner Position 2
  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 17

  • Commissioner Position 2
  • Commissioner Position 3

FIRE DISTRICT 19

  • Commissioner Position 1
  • Commissioner Position 3

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

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