May 11, 2014 12:00 AM

Candidates must address city, county fiscal issues

Unlike the national political scene where candidates signal their intention to run for public office many months, even years, in advance, most people considering a run for state or county offices don’t announce until the filing deadline. There are eight Thurston County offices, nine state legislative positions, eight judicial seats, two public utility district chairs and the 10th Congressional District up for grabs this year, but only incumbent U.S. Rep. Denny Heck has drawn an announced opponent. That will change Monday as candidate filing week gets underway. The deadline for officially seeking any of these 28 elected positions in Thurston County is Friday.

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