ILWACO, Wash. - Washington residents will be voting in the four-way race for Ilwaco Port commissioner in the primary election Tuesday.
Dick Watrous, 81, has been District 2 commissioner for two years. He was appointed to replace Paul Polillo who resigned. Watrous is a retired maintenance supervisor from Crown Zellerbach at the Camas, Wash., mill, who was previously a leader at the Port of Camas-Washougal.
Three contenders are challenging him for a six-year term.
Dave Nichols, 51, who operates the Port of Ilwaco's fuel dock and has been a longtime sport and commercial fisherman;
Edwin Erola, 51, of Chinook, who has operated Edwing Boat Inc. in Chinook for 20 years and was a port engineer in Alaska;
John O'Phelan, 62, an executive at ShoreBank Pacific in Ilwaco with a background in finance who used to operate a charter boat.
District 1 Commissioner Dick Siefert, of Long Beach, is unopposed for election to a four-year unexpired term.
A Long Beach City Council race has drawn four contenders. Contesting the primary are Jerry Phillips, Jonathan Woodward, Diana Tehrani and John Bageant.
In the city of Raymond, the mayoral race features Todd Stephens, Bill Wilson, Bob Jungar and Michael 'Hawk" Runyon.