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By Brandon Cline

Dozens of Positions still without candidates


As the 2017 election season inches closer and closer and the filing period has come and gone, 27 positions up for election remain without a candidate.

Of the 77 offices that are open for election, 63 candidates filed for 50 of the offices. Twelve of the 50 offices are contested races, while just one race features more than two candidates running—the fourth position of Goldendale’s School Board—meaning it will be the only race included in the August 1 primary election.

A special filing period for those 27 vacant positions will be held immediately after the primary, and will run for three days from August 2-4, according to Klickitat County Auditor Brenda Sorensen. Candidates who file...

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