No surprises yet for 42nd District races

  OLYMPIA ­— Candidates for federal, statewide, legislative and judicial offices began signing up Monday with the Washington Secretary of State. Filing continues through Friday, May 15.

  The primary election will be on Aug. 4. The 2020 general election is Nov. 3.

  The secure web portal will be open 24 hours a day through 4 p.m. Friday. Candidates are encouraged to submit their voters’ pamphlet statement and photo online once their filing is completed.

  Filing for the two north Whatcom 42nd District state representative slots through Tuesday afternoon did not show any candidates who had not previously announced. 

  These were filings in some of the major races on which north Whatcom County citizens will vote (city given with the candidate is campaign mailing address):


U.S. Representative, Congressional District 1 (north Whatcom County)

Jeffrey Beeler Sr., Sultan, Republican

Robert Dean Mair, Redmond, no party preference

Steven Skelton, Snohomish, Libertarian


U.S. Representative, Congressional District 2 (includes south Whatcom County)

Rick Larsen, Everett, Democratic

Timothy S. Hazelo, Oak Harbor, Republican

Kari Ilonummi, Arlington, Republican



Bill Hirt, Bellevue, Republican

Anton Sakharov, Issaquah, Trump Republican

Phil Forunato, Auburn, Republican

Loren Culp, Tumwater, Republican

Jay Inslee, Seattle, Democratic


State Legislative District 40, Representative Pos. 2 (short and full term)

Russ Dzialo, Bellingham, Republican

Jason Call, Marysville, Democratic


State Legislative District 42, Representative Pos. 1

Luanne Van Werven, Bellingham, Republican

Alicia Rule, Blaine, Democratic


State Legislative District 42, Representative Pos. 2

(Jennifer Sefzik, Ferndale,)Republican

(Sharon Shewmake, Bellingham, Democratic)


  All state positions for lieutenant governor, insurance commissioner, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor had at least one Democratic and Republican entry each. The nonpartisan position of superintendent of public instruction had three candidates.

  Four positions on the Washington State Supreme Court are up for election.