Voters will decide on two seats on the Clatsop County Board of Commissioners and an open judgeship in the Circuit Court during the May 17 primary.

Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin filed and is running unopposed. One county measure is on the ballot this year for a five-year local tax renewal for fairgrounds operation.

In addition to county races, the primary election features contests for president, congressional and state legislative seats, governor and other statewide seats and judge positions.

The filing deadline was Tuesday.

Thursday is the deadline for candidates to file statements for the voter’s pamphlet. The county voter’s pamphlet will be inserted in the state voter’s pamphlet for the May election.

Candidates for county offices who have filed:

Circuit Court Judge, Position 2:

• David Goldthorpe, of Warrenton, is a senior deputy district attorney;

• Dawn McIntosh, of Gearhart, is a lawyer who works for McIntosh & Long in Gearhart;

• Ronald Woltjer, of Astoria, is a municipal court judge for Warrenton, Seaside and Cannon Beach.


• Tom Bergin, of Gearhart, has served as sheriff since January 2005.

Board of Commissioners, District 2:

• John Dunzer, of Seaside, has run unsuccessfully for the Port of Astoria, the Seaside City Council and the County Commission. He has experience in engineering, business and teaching.

• Sarah Nebeker, of Gearhart, has served as county commissioner since May 2012.

Board of Commissioners, District 4:

• Kathleen Sullivan, of Astoria, works the front desk of the Cannery Pier Hotel. She has served on the Astoria Budget Committee and on the Astoria Visual Arts Board.