With all the recent political announcements you'd think candidates are hurrying to meet a filing deadline but it's actually more than a month away. Yakima County Auditor Charles Ross, a former 14th District State Rep. says candidates announcing are simply trying to gain as much support as possible. Plus Ross tells KIT News. "By announcing a campaign early it allows you to lawfully fund raise. The PDC has a lot of rules and regulations to follow. But if you are trying to get elected to public office you want as much time in front of voters as possible."
And while candidates must file with the Public Disclosure Commission the official candidate filing doesn't happen until May 14 through May 18th. The primary election is set for August 7th with ballots going out on July 20.