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Lack of candidates in Franklin County - leads to special filing period

Pasco, WA - Due to a lack of candidates filing for various elective offices in Franklin County, the Franklin County Elections Office in compliance with RCW 29A.24.181, declared a special filing period will be held May 30, 31 and June 1, 2023.

Positions still seeking candidates included the Basin City Water Sewer District, Mayoral position for the City of Mesa along with council member positions, Fire District 1, and the Star School District. See complete list of open positions below.

Persons willing to run for the open positions must file a “Declaration of Candidacy” on the above dates either online at www.franklincountywa.gov/elections or in-person between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm at the following location:

Franklin County Auditor’s Office

Elections Department

1016 N 4th Ave

Pasco, WA 99301

The various taxing districts and elective positions open therein are as listed below:

City of Mesa

Council member, At large, Position 1

Council member, At large, Position 2

Council member, At large, Position 3

Council member, At large, Position 4

Council member, At large, Position 6, Mayor


Fire Protection District #1

Commissioner, At large, Position 1


Fire Protection District #2

Commissioner, At Large, Position 4


Fire Protection District #5

Commissioner, At large, Position 1

Commissioner, At large, Position 2

Commissioner, At large, Position 3


Hospital District #1

Commissioner, District 1, Position 1


Basin City Water Sewer District

Commissioner, At large, Position 2


Star School District #54

Director, At Large, Position 1

Director, At Large, Position 2

Director, At Large, Position 3


More information about open offices, filing fees, online filing and other election pertinent information is available at www.franklincountywa.gov/elections.

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