Few election races so far in N. Kitsap

May 17 marked the first day of the one-week filing period for local political candidates for the Aug. 3 primary.

A handful of candidates filed for various positions across North Kitsap County.

In Poulsbo, Mayor Becky Erickson solidified her intent to run for a third term as mayor.

Ed Stern filed for his seventh term as a Poulsbo City Council member. “I am motivated above all to improve good community relations, and most importantly deep cultural understandings, in my capacity as the longtime city liaison to the Suquamish Tribe,” Stern says in a statement to the press.

Gary McVey filed for his second term on the Poulsbo City Council. McVey made his announcement via Facebook. “The past year-plus during COVID has been full of challenges, but I see many opportunities ahead for our city,” McVey says.

None of the three has a challenger as of yet.

At the Port of Poulsbo, Commissioners Jamie Green and Tom Rose are also running unopposed.

Bridging the gap for North Kitsap is Rick Eckhert, who is running to hold his Position 1 seat on the school board. He’s also unopposed.

Over in Kingston is where the races appear to be heating up as Bobbie Moore and Sherri Kelsay vie for Position 1 on the Village Green Metropolitan Park District, where there is also a battle in Position 4 between Patrick Pearson and Ronald Luke.

Finally, at the Port of Kingston, Mary McClure is running unopposed for Position 2.