How to file for office in Washington state
Filing week started Monday for candidates running for office in the 2019 election.
County-wide, there are 196 positions open for candidate filing.
In Tacoma, there are four City Council seats up for grabs: Position 1, Position 3 and At-Large Positions 7 and 8.
Due to term limits, two seats are being vacated by Councilmen Anders Ibsen in District 1 and Ryan Mello, At-Large District Position 8.
As of Wednesday, Council incumbents Keith Blocker and Conor McCarthy will not be running unopposed.
David Combs, a 20-year Tacoma resident, filed Tuesday night to run against Blocker in District 3, while Brett Johnson of Wane + Flitch wood furniture filed to run against McCarthy for At-Large Position 7.
Filing week will last through 4 p.m. Friday.
As of Wednesday, here’s who filed for Tacoma City Council, according to the Pierce County Auditor’s Office:
At-Large Position 7
Conor McCarthy (incumbent)
At-Large Position 8