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Personnel Board candidate filing period June 3 - 5

We will be holding a candidate filing period for the elected member position on the King County Personnel Board.

All candidates will appear on the June 25 General Election ballot. The candidate filing period will begin on Monday, June 3, at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. There is a $5 non-refundable filing fee. Candidates who wish to file must complete a Personnel Board Declaration of Candidacy .

The county charter requires the elected member of the Personnel Board to be a resident of the state of Washington and not currently employed by King County. The Personnel Board consists of five members, four of whom are appointed, and one member elected by county career service employees. The elected term is for a 3-year unexpired term.The Personnel Board conducts hearings on appeals of certain county personnel actions as provided for in Section 540 of the King County Charter. For more information on the position, contact the Personnel Board at personnel.board@kingcounty.gov.

Special candidate filing period August 7 - 9

We will be holding a special candidate filing period for the following offices:

  • Town of Beaux Arts Village, Council Position No. 2
  • Town of Hunts Point, Council Position No. 2
  • Skykomish School District No. 404, Director Position No. 5
  • King County Fire Protection District No. 24, Commissioner Position No. 1
  • King County Fire Protection District No. 24, Commissioner Position No. 2
  • King County Fire Protection District No. 24, Commissioner Position No. 3
  • King County Fire Protection District No. 31, Commissioner Position No. 2
  • King County Fire Protection District No. 47, Commissioner Position No. 2
  • King County Water District No. 123, Commissioner Position No. 2
  • King County Airport District, Commissioner Position No. 2
  • Fall City Metropolitan Park District, Commissioner Position No. 1

All candidates will appear on the November 5 General Election ballot. The special filing period will begin on Wednesday, August 7, at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019. There are no filing fees for these positions.

Candidates who wish to file during the special, three-day filing period must complete a Declaration of Candidacy .

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