Six incumbents are running for re-election in Forks, Wash., in the Nov. 2 general election. In total, seven offices are up for election in the city.
In Forks, one incumbent is the mayor, one is a city councilmember, two are school board members, one is a park and recreation commissioner, and one is a fire district commissioner.
- Joe Soha, Forks City Council Position No. 3
- Tim Fletcher, Mayor
- Kevin Hinchen, Quillayute Valley School District Director District No. 2
- Ron Hurn, Quillayute Valley School District Director District No. 4
- Donald Grafstrom, Quillayute Park and Recreation Board Commissioner Position No. 1
- Tom Rosmond, Fire District #6 Position No. 3
The longest-serving incumbent running for re-election in Forks is Quillayute Park and Recreation Commissioner Grafstrom. Grafstrom was first elected in 2013, and re-elected in 2017. He is running unopposed in the general election.
The next longest-serving incumbent is Fire District #6 Commissioner Rosmond, who was first elected in 2015. He is running unopposed in the general election.
Quillayute Valley School District Directors Hinchen and Hurn were both elected in 2017. Both are running unopposed in the general election.
Mayor Fletcher was first elected in 2017. He is running against Steve Wright in the general election. City councilmember Joe Soha was also elected in 2017. He is running against Sarah Holmes for the No. 3 seat.
The City Council Position No. 3 race is the only race in Forks that does not feature a sitting officeholder. Clinton W. Wood and Josef Echeita advanced from the Aug. 2 primary. Wood earned 58.7% of the vote, while Echeita earned 31.1%.
Forks is located in Clallam County, Wash.. Clallam County is holding municipal elections in its three cities— Port Angeles, Sequim, and Forks. Twenty-six offices are up for election in those cities. In 19 of those races, an incumbent is running for re-election.
To read more about elections in Clallam County, click here.