Four candidates have made their bids official during filing week, a period when hopefuls for political office file papers to be on the August primary ballot.
On Wednesday, Republican Larry Hoff, the former president and CEO of Fibre Federal Credit, filed to run for the state House seat being vacated by Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas. Hoff has previously announced his run.
The same day, Clark County Council Chair Marc Boldt, no party preference, filed to keep his seat.
Late in the afternoon on Tuesday, Vancouver’s Joey Gibson filed to run as a Republican for the seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell. Gibson, the founder of conservative group Patriot Prayer, is known for holding large rallies in liberal enclaves.
Sherry Erickson also filed papers to run for the District 1 position on the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners currently held by Jim Malinowski. Erickson previously ran in 2012.