Community Government

Gig Harbor City Council candidate withdraws from race

Posted on May 24th, 2023 By:

Only one of three Gig Harbor City Council races on the November ballot will be contested after a candidate for position 5 withdrew from the contest.

Chris Holstrom filed to run for the position on Wednesday, May 18, but withdrew ahead of the May 22 deadline to do so.

That leaves Ben Coronado, a member of the city’s parks commission, as the only candidate for position 5. Incumbent Le Rodenberg also is running unopposed for re-election to position 6.

Two candidates filed to run for position 4: Incumbent Mary Barber and challenger Ed Nadler.

Gig Harbor City Council members are elected at-large to four-year terms.

Special filing period

Candidate filing took place May 16 through 20. To see who filed to run for other local offices, click here.

The Pierce County Elections Office opened a three-day special filing period on Wednesday, May 24, for offices that nobody filed to seek. Locally, that includes the Kopachuck Ridge Water District, where no candidates filed for any of the three commissioner positions.

Click here for information on filing for the positions.