Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

"Johnson eager for second term; candidate filing period open through Friday"

Here's some good news from today's Moscow-Pullman Daily News:
Pullman mayor to run for re-election

Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson isn't ready to retire from his post just yet.

Advancements at the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport and increased development throughout the city have made him eager to be active in further progress for Pullman.

"There are a lot of things that have been going right," he said. "We've been making some very good progress, and I wanted to continue with that."

Johnson said he hopes to continue to positively work with new Washington State University President Elson S. Floyd.

"It's great to have some continuity," he said.

The candidate filing period started early this year in Washington. The Whitman County Auditor's Office will be accepting candidate filing paperwork via mail through Friday. In-person filing began Monday and ends Friday. The deadline to withdraw from a position is June 13.

This year's primary elections will take place Aug. 21, and the general election is set for Nov. 6.

Here is the short list of open positions. For more information, call the Whitman County Auditor's Office at (509) 397-6270.

City of Pullman (four-year terms)


City Council 4, Ward 1, currently filled by Francis Benjamin

City Council 1, Ward 2, currently filled by Al Sorensen

City Council 3, Ward 3, currently filled by David Stiller

City Council 6, currently filled by Keith Bloom
Anyone that chooses to run against Glenn would be extremely foolhardy. He'll be mayor as long as he likes.

And I guess we'll know by Friday whether any PARDners are thirsty for more whuppin' and run for the city council again. I know the Whitman County Democrats have been going door-to-door downtown trying to recruit businesspeople to run as candidates (as their all under-25 slate didn't quite pan out last year.) So much for the council races being non-partisan.

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