Candidate filing period ends Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Islanders will vote in the Aug. 19 primary and the Nov. 4 general election for a number of positions, from president to governor to County Council.

The deadline for candidates to file for local and state offices is Friday at 4:30 p.m.

As of today at 2:30 p.m., two candidates have filed for 40th District state Senate: Steve Van Luven of Samish Island, a Republican who formerly represented Bellevue in the state House of Representatives; and Kevin Ranker, a Democrat and San Juan County Council member.

Dave Quall of Mount Vernon, a Democrat, has filed for reelection for the 40th District state House of Representatives, Position 1.

Two candidates have filed for the 40th District state House of Representatives, Position 2: Jeff Morris of Anacortes, a Democrat and speaker pro tem of the House; and Howard Pellett of Anacortes, Green Party.

For County Council, San Juan South, two candidates have filed: Daniel Miller Jr., a landscaper and former candidate for state Legislature and County Commission; and Gayle Rollins, a former member of the San Juan County Parks Board. County Planning Commissioner Lovel Pratt has announced her candidacy and is expected to file.

For County Council, Friday Harbor, Howie Rosenfeld has filed for reelection. Fay Chaffee of the county Department of Community Development and Planning has announced her intention to run.

For County Council, Orcas West, no candidate has filed although candidacies have been announced by Councilman Alan Lichter and former freeholders Richard Fralick and Mindy Kayl.

Candidates for Superior Court judge: Randy Gaylord, prosecuting attorney; and John Linde, a former attorney and District Court judge who was appointed to the Superior Court last year when the position was created by the Legislature.

The election will be the first test of the top-two primary system, in which the top two vote-getters in the primary — regardless of political party affiliation — advance to the general election.

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