Filing week draws new faces, contested races

School board leader Linda Racicot faces challenger

Three women are on the trail to be elected as South Whidbey Parks and Recreation commissioners, according to Island County candidate filing records.

Krista Loercher of Langley is seeking Position 1; Jennifer Cox of Langley, and Dawn Tarantino of Freeland both filed as candidates for Position 4.

Parks commissioners are elected to four-year terms and oversee policy and the budget of the district.

As of Friday morning, four people filed for two seats that up for grabs on the board overseeing South Whidbey Public Schools.

Langley resident Brook Willeford filed as a candidate for District 3, now filled by chairwoman Linda Racicot, who is seeking another four-year term.

Charles Currier of Freeland registered as a District 4 candidate for the school board.

Also seeking another four-year term is Damian Greene, who had been on the fence about whether to run again for the District 1 school board seat.

Langley Mayor Tim Callison remained unopposed in his quest to be re-elected for a second term. Filing deadline was 4 p.m. Friday.

Langley City Council member Bruce Allen filed to retain his Position 4 seat while former city council member, Thomas Gill, registered as a candidate for Position 3, the seat occupied by Ursula Shoudy who’s not seeking a second term.

WhidbeyHealth Board commissioners Ron Wallin and Nancyjean Fey faced no competition as of early Friday afternoon.

Port of South Whidbey District Commissioner Curt Gordon will face Ed Jenkins,. They are both Clinton residents.

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