Candidate Update

In Tuesday’s story you’ll find that the complaint against Doug Richards for having a fire helmet in campaign ads appears to be a done issue. County Democrats filed the complaint, arguing that Richards’ South Kitsap Fire & Rescue helmet qualifies as a “public facility” under state law, and candidates can’t use public facilities in their ads. The state rule, however, states if the candidate owns the piece disputed, then it’s usable in an ad. Richards said he owns his helmet.

Jay Inslee, Democratic U.S. congressman from Bainbridge Island, is expected to have two Republican opponents. So far, however, only David Schirle has filed to run against him. He lists himself as an independent. Assuming he’s the same David Schirle, he ran as a member of the Patriot Party in 1994 for U.S. Senate, a party partly spawned by Ross Perot’s bid for the presidency. Schirle didn’t expect to win then, and he didn’t. Schirle is inviting people to local Starbucks to meet him. He’ll be at the ones on Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo on June 23..

Running against Democrat Tim Sheldon in the 35th District Senate race is someone we’ve mentioned before, but now she’s got a nickname. Nancy “Grandma” Williams is running as a Republican.

The Washington Secretary of State’s office posts updated candidate information here.

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