Candidates and Measures


(Note: Expect to see more updates as we prepare for 2020 elections.) 

Running for public office is one of the best ways to turn your ideas into action. In November thousands of Americans like you will run for local elected offices, making a direct impact on their community.

Candidate filing is May 11-15, 2020. 


We are working on the 2020 version, but to answer many of your questions now about filing and the Local Voters' Pamphlet, download the 2019 Kitsap Candidate and Measures Guidelines book (36 pages, 1.4 MB), or ask for a printed copy at the Kitsap County Auditor's Office - Elections Division, 619 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366. Much of the information in the guidelines book will be useful as you plan your campaign.

Learn about the Public Disclosure Requirements. Most candidates are required to file financial documents with the Public Disclosure Commission.
 

Deadlines for Districts Considering Ballot Measures

Districts placing measures on future ballots must meet the following deadlines for filing resolutions with the Kitsap County Auditor's Office - Elections Division.

2020 Election Dates Deadline for Resolution Ballots Mailed By
​February 11, 2020 ​December 13, 2019 ​January 24, 2020
​March 10, 2020 Presidential Primary ​​No measures ​​February 22, 2020
​April 28, 2020 ​February 28, 2020 ​April 10, 2020
​August 4, 2020 Primary ​May 8, 2020 ​July 17, 2020
​November 3, 2020 General Election ​August 4, 2020 ​October 16, 2020

Obtaining Voter Data and Election Results.

Information that may be useful to candidates and campaigns.        

Lot Draw 

RCW 29A.36.131 specifies that the order of candidates on the Primary ballot is determined by lot draw. At 4:30 p.m. on the Friday of filing week, the Kitsap County Auditor's Office - Elections Division draws lettered tiles to create the ballot order for races.
 
  

2020 Offices and Positions Open for Filing 

 

Federal Offices​ - partisan (file with the Washington Secretary of State)

​Office ​Incumbent Filing Fee​ Term​
U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional District 6
Derek Kilmer (D)
​$1,740.00
2-year term

State Offices​ ​- partisan exept where noted (file with the Washington Secretary of State)

​Office ​Incumbent Filing Fee​ Term​
​Governor
Jay Inslee (D)
​$1,821.79
4-year term
​Lt. Governor
Cyrus Habib (D)​
​$1,111.80
4-year-term​
​Secretary of State
​Kim Wyman (R)
​$1,305.60
4-year term
​State Treasurer
​Duane Davidson (R)
$1,491.03
4-year-term
​State Auditor
​Pat (Patrice) McCarthy (D)
​$1,281.20 4-year term
​Attorney General
​Bob Ferguson (D)
$1,673.81
4-year-term
​Commissioner of Public Lands
​Hilary Franz (D)
​$1,458.60 4-year term
​Superintendent of Public Instruction (nonpartisan)
​Chris Reykdal (nonpartisan)
$1,458.60
4-year-term
​Insurance Commissioner
​Mike Kreidler (D)
​$1,326.00
4-year term


State Legislature​

Legislative District 23 - partisan (File with the Kitsap County Auditor)

​​Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
State Senator
Christine Rolfes (D)
​$527.66
​4-year term
State Representative, Position 1
Sherry V. Appleton (D)
​​$527.66
2-year term
​State Representative, Position 2
Drew Hansen (D)
​​$527.66
2-year term
​ ​ ​ ​

Legislative District 26 - partisan (File with the Washington Secretary of State)

​​​Office ​​​Incumbent Filing Fee​​ Term​​
State Representative, Position 1
​Jesse L. Young (R)
$527.66 2-year term
State Representative, Position 2 Michelle Caldier (R)
​​$527.66 2-year term
​ ​ ​ ​

Legislative District 35 - partisan (File with the Washington Secretary of State) ​ ​ ​

​​​Office ​​​Incumbent Filing Fee​​
Term​​
State Representative, Position 1 ​Dan Griffey (R)
​​$527.66 ​2-year term
​State Representative, Position 2 Drew MacEwen (R)
$527.66 2-year term

          

Kitsap County Officials

Kitsap County Commissioners - partisan (File with the Kitsap County Auditor)

​​Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
Kitsap County Commissioner District 1
Robert Gelder (D)
​$1,408.18
​4-year term
Kitsap County Commissioner District 2
Charlotte Garrido (D)
​​$1,408.18
4-year term

          

Washington State Supreme Court

Supreme Court Jusitices - nonpartisan (File with the Washington Secretary of State) 

​​Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
Supreme Court Justice Position 3
Mary E. Fairhurst
​$2,107.32
​6-year term
Supreme Court Justice Position 4
Charles W. Johnson
​​$2,107.32
6-year term
​Supreme Court Justice Position 7
​Debra L. Stephens
​$2,107.32
6-year term

          

Washington State Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals, Division 2, District 2 - nonpartisan (File with the Washington Secretary of State)

​​Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
Judge Position 1
Lisa L. Sutton
​$2,006.03
​6-year term

          

Kitsap County Superior Court

Countywide - nonpartisan (File with the Kitsap County Auditor)

​​Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
Superior Court Judge, Court 1
Jeanette Dalton
​$1,909.85
​4-year term
Superior Court Judge, Court 2
Michelle Adams
​​$1,909.85
4-year term
Superior Court Judge, Court 3
Melissa Hemstreet
​​$1,909.85
4-year term
Superior Court Judge, Court 4
​William C. Houser
​​$1,909.85
4-year term
Superior Court Judge, Court 5
​Jeffrey P. Bassett
$1,909.85
4-year term
Superior Court Judge, Court 6
​Kevin D. Hull
​​$1,909.85
4-year term
Superior Court Judge, Court 7
​Jennifer A. Forbes
$1,909.85
4-year term
Superior Court Judge, Court 8
Sally F. Olsen
​​$1,909.85 4-year term

          

Utility Districts

Kitsap Public Utility District No. 1 - nonpartisan (File with the Kitsap County Auditor)

​​Office ​Incumbent ​Filing Fee ​Term
Commissioner District 2
James Civilla
​$198.00 (2018)
6-year term

          

 

2020 Candidate Filing Dates

 
  • April 27 - First day filing officers can receive candidate filings by mail
  • May 11-15 - Candidate filing week
  • May 18 - Deadline to withdraw
  • TBA - Special filing period for races with no candidates
  • July 16 - Deadline to file for free as a write-in candidate in the Aug. 4 Primary