County Clerk Nomination

Process of Kitsap County Democratic Central Committee Nomination for County Clerk

Dave Peterson, a Democrat and our current County Clerk, retires as of August 4th. We are starting the process of filling the upcoming vacancy.

County Clerk is the chief administrative and financial officer for the Superior Court. The duties of the County Clerk are mainly administrative, budgetary, and personnel-related.  The County Clerk does not set government policy (the purview of County Commissioners), but follows the RCW’s that spell out what the office does.


Applications received

  • Alison Sonntag
  • Aaron Salo


 Friday, June 9th, 2017: Democrats may file an application of Nomination for Appointment to fill the balance of the County Clerk term, to be vacated by August 4th.

To request an application:   email , subject line: County Clerk Application

Friday, July 7th, 2017 at 5:00 pm: Deadline to receive candidate applications from interested persons desiring consideration as a nominee. Applications should be mailed to: KCDCC, c/o Jeff Wiley, PO Box 27, Silverdale 98383. Should hand delivery become necessary in order to meet the 5:00 pm deadline, call Chair Jeff Wiley at 206-227-1483 and hand carry to 10978 Hwy 104, Suite 121, Kingston WA 98346.

Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 6:30 pm: Executive Board meeting at the Plumbers and Fitters Local 26 Training Facility, 7715 NW Eldorado Blvd, Bremerton, WA 98312, USA (map), to screen all applicants for vacancy, determine eligibility, and forward at least three names to the PCOs for selection.

Wednesday, July 14th, 2017: Special Caucus call and applicant information is mailed to all Elected and Appointed Resident PCOs.

Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 7:00 pm: Special Caucus meeting of all Elected and Appointed Resident PCOs in the Eagle’s Nest, 1195 Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton (Across the street from the fairgrounds). (map). PCOs will select three nominees, ranked in order of preference, to be submitted to the Kitsap County Board of County Commissioners for appointment of a new County Clerk.

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017: The three nominees are forwarded to the County Commissioners. They must interview and select a County Clerk 60 days from August 5th, the day after Dave Peterson retires.