New candidates emerge after first filing day

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East Wenatchee Water District Director Mike McCourt will face a challenge in his bid for reelection this fall. The Position One seat saw a flurry of activity in the first full day of filings with three candidates stepping forward to challenge McCourt. They are Nick Warner, John Sterk and Delvin Schorzman.

Also, in Douglas County filings East Wenatchee City Council members Jerrilea Crawford and Chuck Johnson have filed for re-election and Matthew Hepner has filed for the Position 7 seat held by Wayne Barnhart. Barnhart has not yet filed for re-election to the Council but he has filed for reelection to his seat on the Douglas County Sewer District governing board.

In Chelan County filings Monday Jennifer Talbot is running as an incumbent on the Wenatchee School Board. Sarah Knox has also filed for the same seat.

Filing continues until Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. Prospective candidates can file in person with the Auditor’s office or online through your County auditor’s website.