Races shape up after special filing period

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COLLEGE PLACE -- A special three-day filing period closed last week with most School Board members returning to serve new terms, and one of the seats being challenged.

Current board members Brian Maiden, position 1, and Troy Fitzgerald, position 2, are seeking reelection unopposed. Board member Marci Knauft, who holds the position 5 seat, is being challenged by Todd Kelly and Sandra A. Vande Hey, according to records from the Walla Walla County Auditor's office.

Board member Todd Stubblefield, position 3, is not seeking reelection. His position is being sought unopposed by Susan Moulton.

The special filing period was held June 15-17 for open government positions that were not filled during the regular filing period June 6-10. A primary election for any positions with more than two challengers will be held Aug. 16. The two top candidates will move on to the general election, which is Nov. 8.

In Burbank, the Columbia School District board position 1 seat held by Chuck Glessner remains open following the special three three-day filing period.

In Dixie, School Board incumbent Debra Tiner will face a challenger in the November election.

Judy Skillings filed during the special filing period to run for Position 4, a 4-year term. Tiner also filed.

Other board incumbents who filed during the special filing period are Kelly Dabulskis, Position 5, 2-year unexpired term, Richard Berrier, Position 2, 2-year unexpired term, and Gene Wilks, Position 1, 2-year unexpired term.

Incumbent P. Javin Berg filed to run for Position 3, 4-year term, during the regular filing period earlier this month.

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