From today's Moscow-Pullman Daily News:
Several elected officials in Whitman County and Washington's 9th District will face challenges in the state's general election.
The in-person candidate filing period opened Monday, and several candidates have declared their intentions to run for office.
Colton resident Patrick O'Neill, a Democrat, filed for the District No. 1 county commissioner seat occupied by Republican Jerry Finch of Pullman. Finch has filed for re-election.
District No. 2 County Commissioner Greg Partch, a Republican from Garfield, also has filed to defend his seat. He is currently unopposed.
Superior Court Judge David Frazier also has filed and is currently unopposed.
Democrat Tyana Kelly of Pullman and Green Party candidate Christopher Winter of Clarkston have filed as candidates have for a seat in the Legislature's 9th District representative.
The position is held by Joe Schmick, a Republican from Colfax who was appointed to the post in November. Schmick has yet to file for candidacy, but has indicated he plans to do so.
State Rep. Steve Hailey and Sen. Mark Schoesler also have filed for re-election and so far are unopposed.
The filing period for state and county positions closes at 5 p.m. Friday.
Washington will hold its primary election Aug. 19 and its general election Nov. 4.