Wahkiakum County Prosecuting Attorney

Employer / Organization

Wahkiakum County

Next Election

Aug 02, 2022

Filing Window

May 16, 2022 - May 20, 2022


The main responsibility of the prosecutor is to enforce criminal laws and work for the victims of crime. This includes ordering restitution for the victim, informing the victim of court dates, and acting as an advocate for the victim at trial and sentencing. The prosecuting attorney also acts as legal counsel to the other county departments, operates a risk management program for the County, assists in certain child support cases, and performs a number of other duties. Deputy prosecutors are appointed by the prosecutor to help perform the duties of the Prosecutor. The Prosecutor and deputies must have passed the Washington State Bar Association.

Application Guidelines
The filing window for this Seat begins the Monday two weeks prior to Memorial Day and ends on the Friday of that week (5 days). Candidacy filing papers can be acquired at and are submitted to either the county elections office or the Secretary of State Office in Olympia. For non-partisan offices, if there is only two candidates filed for a Seat they will run against each other in the November election. If more than two candidates file for a non-partisan office, than the non-partisan office will go through the August primary and the top two vote getters will advance to the November election for the seat. For a partisan office, the candidates will run in the August primary even if only two people are participating. This may create scenarios where the same candidates participate for the same seat in the August primary and November election. For any further questions, the Wahkiakum County Elections office can be reached at (360) 795-3219 or [email protected], and the Secretary of State Office can be reached at (360) 902-4151 or [email protected] ***Washington is one of the only states with online filing for candidacy. For more information regarding filing online, please see here: https://wei.sos.wa.gov/county/wahkiakum/en/pages/default.aspx

Submit application to:
Wahkiakum County Auditor, 64 Main St., Cathlamet, WA, 98612, US