Getting in his paperwork just minutes before filing week closed, business publisher Tony Larson announced his candidacy for the Whatcom County Council seat being vacated by Ward Nelson.
The race for the district one, position b seat now includes Larson, Whatcom County planning commission chair Jean Melious and health unit coordinator and farmer Theresa Sygitowitzc.
The three will appear on the August 17 primary with the two top vote getters advancing to the November election. Other races of interest include:
2nd Congressional District: John Carmack, Republican Larry Kalb, Democrat John Koster, Republican Rick Larsen, Democrat (current U.S. Representative) Diana McGinness, Democrat
Washington state 42nd Legislative District, House of Representatives
Position 1: Al Jensen, Democrat Richard May, Democrat Craig Mayberry, Independent Jason Overstreet, Republican Michael C. Smith, Republican
Position 2: Vincent Buys, Republican Rep. Kelli Linville, Democrat The top two vote getters advance to the general election, regardless of their party affiliation. For example, Jenson and May, both Democrats could conceivably advance to the general election leaving their Republican counterparts behind.