The filing period ended on May 15 for candidates running for public office on the August primary and November general election ballots. Candidates who will appear on the ballot for KP voters are: ((i) indicates incumbent).
Superior court judge: G. Helen Whitener (i), unopposed.
Superior court judge: Gretchen Leanderson (i), unopposed.
Port of Tacoma commissioner: Don Johnson (i), Bruce Cook.
Port of Tacoma commissioner: Clare Petrich (i), Dick Walters, Patrick Gallagher.
Peninsula School District director No. 1: Matthew Wilkinson (i), Marcia Harris, Audra Garcia.
Peninsula School District director No. 2: Deborah Krishnadasan, unopposed.
Peninsula School District director No. 3: Rand Wilhelmsen (i), Geralyn (Lyn) McClendon.
Peninsula School District director No. 4: Leslie Harbaugh, Garth Jackson, Zachary Smith.
KP Fire District 16 commissioner: Stanley Moffett, unopposed.
KP Fire District 16 commissioner: Sheila Hunt Niven (i), unopposed.
KP Parks commissioner: Shawn Jensen, unopposed.
KP Parks commissioner: Edward Robison (i), unopposed.
County Charter Review Commission: Randy Harrison, Steve Victor, Randy Boss, Brian O’Neill, Richard Samuelson, Richard Wooster, Martha Lantz and Will Baker.
County Charter Review Commission: David Olson, Andy Leneweaver, Justin Camarata, Brenda Wiest, Michael Jankanish, Ron Lopp, Hans Kueck and Marty McClendon.
County Charter Review Commission: Todd Iverson, Rodger Deskins, Katie Baird, Stan Flemming, Beckie Krantz and Bruce Cook.
The election of school board directors is unique. The candidates must live within their district, but the voters in all five districts vote for the directors for all five districts. Districts No. 1 and No. 2 are on the Key Peninsula, the other three are on the Gig Harbor Peninsula.
The Charter Review Commission is convened for six months every 10 years to propose amendments to the Pierce County Charter.
Each of the seven council districts has three commissioners elected by district voters. Council district No. 7 includes the Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor Peninsula and an area on the other side of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.