Nine candidates filed to run for positions in three local races for the Aug. 1 primary election affecting the Key Peninsula. The winners will move on to the general election Nov. 7.
One spot on the KP Fire District 16 board of commissioners is in contention. Cambria Queen and John Pat Kelly will face each other for position 5, now occupied by Commissioner Ben Rasmussen. Rasmussen was appointed by the board to fill a vacancy in January and will not run to retain his seat. Queen is chair of the KPFD Citizens Advisory Panel; Kelly is the CAP secretary. Incumbent Commissioner Shawn Jensen will run unopposed for re-election to position 3.
Position 5 on the Key Pen Parks board of commissioners will also be contested: Kenneth Y. Lee will face incumbent Commissioner Kip Clinton.
Voters will decide on three positions for the Peninsula School District board of directors. Incumbent Director Chuck West will be challenged by Jack Mende for position 1. Directors Lori Glover and Natalie Wimberley are up for re-election to positions 3 and 4, respectively. No challengers filed to run against them, according to the Pierce County Elections office.
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