Election filing ends Friday with few races

Primary will include Mabton mayoral race

— Several more office seekers stepped up Friday to close out the week-long election filing period.

There were still blanks in some offices and only the Mabton mayoral race will be on the Aug. 1 primary election ballot.

Mayor Mario Martinez will face off against a Councilman Mark Gourneau and local businesswoman Laura Vasquez.

Sunnyside City Council picked up a newcomer for District 1 when John Henry of 408 Yakima Valley Highway filed Friday for election.

Incumbent Francisco Guerrero of 1310 Heffron also filed Friday.

Earlier in the week, Betty Lynn Garza, who had sought to be appointed to council Position No. 3, filed to challenge Ron Stremler for his appointed place on the council.

Deputy Mayor Dean Broersma filed for re-election to District No. 2.

Incumbent School Board Director Michelle Perry of Sunnyside who filed for re-election to her current No. 2 seat.

Meanwhile, Steven Winfree is unopposed for a school directorship.

Mabton Councilwoman Oping Hutson filed to retain her spot Friday. She will face Diana Castaneda who filed for position No. 1 Wednesday.

Incumbent Sophia Gutierrez-Sotelo, who waited until Friday to file for re-election, will face Rachel Ruelas for Position No. 2.

There is also a contest for Position No. 3 as Cindy Rendon faces Duran A. Rivera.

Granger City Council has incumbent Julie Sharp, in an uncontested filing for her Position No. 3 seat.

Mayor Jose Trevino and Councilwomen Lila Villarreal and Magalie Estrada are also unopposed.

In Grandview, Councilwoman Gloria Mendoza will be challenged by Dina Ibarra for Position No. 3. Councilors Joan Souders and Javier Rodriguez are unopposed.

In Prosser, there were no new filings for the city council or the school board.

As of Friday, incumbents Councilmen Don Aubrey, Morgan Everett, Rob Siemens and Stephanie Groom are uncontested.

In the Prosser School Board election, there is only one contested seat — Scott Coleman will face Maricela Sanchez for Position No. 4.

Candidates Jesalyn Cole for seat No. 3 and Scotty Hunt for Position No. 5 are unopposed.

In the Public Hospital District, Don Green of Prosser filed for Commissioner seat No. 1. Susan L Reams had filed for the same spot Wednesday.

Also filing Friday was Linda Maxey for the hospital commissioner Position No. 2. She is challenging Keith Sattler, who filed Tuesday.

Port of Sunnyside Commissioner District 2 incumbent Jeff Matson is being challenged by Tyler Schilperoort.

Grandview Port Commissioner Richard Shenyer is unopposed.

Mabton School Board incumbent Carrie Herrera is unopposed. No one filed for the No. 3 spot.


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