Candidates file for state, federal office

Twenty-nine candidates are challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell.

Before the filing deadline on May 18, many candidates signed up to run for state and federal offices on ballots in King and Snohomish Counties.

Republican Jeffrey Beeler, who has served on the Sultan City Council since 2009, jumped into the race for the 1st Congressional District seat held by Democratic U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, of Medina. Robert Mair, of Redmond, and Adam Pilskog, of Monroe, who have not stated a party preference, also filed, along with Republican Scott Stafne, of Arlington.

In the 1st Legislative District, State Rep. Derek Stanford, D-Bothell, will run for re-election in Position 1. He will be challenged by Josh Colver, a 19-year-old Bothell Republican and Colin McMahon, an Everett resident who states no party preference. Libertarian Matt Seymour, of Bothell, and Republican Debra Blodgett, of Snohomish, signed up to run against Position 2 incumbent and Democrat Rep. Shelley Kloba, of Kirkland.

In the 46th Legislative District, Sen. David Frockt, D-Seattle, will run for re-election. He will be challenged by Republican Beth Daranciang of Seattle. Incumbent Rep. Gerry Pollet, a Democrat from Seattle, will run for re-election for Position 1. Jeff Patton, a Lake Forest Park Republican, will challenge him. Rep. Javier Valdez, D-Seattle, is running for re-election for Position 2. Jerry Zeiger-Buccola, a Republican from Kenmore, will challenge him.

Libertarian Mike Luke, of Lynnwood, and 28 others filed for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Sen. Maria Cantwell, who is pursuing a fourth term. Luke previously ran in 2016 against U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.

Candidates also filed for a number of judicial offices on the ballot this year. See www.kingcounty.gov/elections and www.snohomishcountywa.gov/224/Elections-Voter-Registration for more.

The primary is Aug. 7 and the general election is Nov. 6.

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