The last day of nominations week was an exciting one on Whidbey Island, with new nominees emerging and nominees withdrawing their names.
Applications for the Coupeville School Board were particularly lively.
Kathleen Anderson, the current board chair, withdrew her name, as did Rainy Richardson-Simpson, who had also applied for position 5. Ward Sparacio initially applied for position 2, then stepped down and left. applied for position 5.
In addition to Sparacio, Morgan White and Chad Crouch are running for position 5. Candidates will be down to two in the August 3 primary election.
Nancy Conard, former mayor of the city, and Paul Rempa are both looking for position 2. Sherry Phay, the incumbent, runs unopposed.
In the Oak Harbor City Council races, incumbent Jim Woessner is the only candidate who will run unopposed.
Shane Hoffmire, a former commissioner of North Whidbey Park and Rec, showed up in the last hour to run against Councilor Joel Servatius.
Bryan Stucky of Wallin Funeral Home and Andy Plumlee of Island Drug will face off in the race for the board seat currently held by Millie Goebel.
Fe Mischo and Dan Evans, who both ran for county commissioner last year, have applied for the seat of Erica Wasinger, who is not running for re-election.
The Coupeville City Council races go off without incident, with only Michael Moore and Pat Powell showing up for their seats.
Two seats are contested on the Oak Harbor School Board. Current board chairman John Diamond will run against Jessica Thompson; Erik Mann will face Jason Uemoto.
Kurt Blankenship and James Golder applied for position 2 in the WhidbeyHealth Hospital District.
Five people requested three seats in the North Whidbey Pool, Park and Recreation District. Steve McCaslin will compete against Brit Kraner for position 4; Claude Johnston will face James Marrow for position 5. John Chargualaf was the only one to come forward for position 2.
John Mishasek sought re-election as Coupeville Port Commissioner, but no one stood for the other vacant seat.
Bernie Upchurch, who was named county assessor this week, applied for a Republican.