- Rainer Houser, who represents Director District 2, which includes Castle Rock, Kelso (partial), Longview, Naselle-Grays River Valley, Ocean Beach, Toutle Lake, and Wahkiakum School Districts. Houser was appointed to the ESD Board in 2014.
- Trish Kellogg, who represents Director District 4, which includes Ridgefield, and parts of Battle Ground and Vancouver school districts. Kellogg has served on the ESD board since 2011.
- Darlene Stickel, who represents Director District 6, which includes Evergreen Public Schools. Stickel has served on the ESD board since 1998.
All three incumbents plan to run for their current board seats.
Other candidates wishing to run for the ESD 112 Board may obtain a form from the Administrative Resource Office, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, Washington, 98504-7200 (360-725-6132/Fax:360-753-4201) or Educational Service District 112-Attention: Terri Tangalin-Piedra, Administrative Assistant to the Board of Directors, 2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington, 98661 (360-952-3317/Fax:360-750-9706).
Declarations of candidacy and optional Candidate Statements must be filed with the Administrative Resources Office September 1-16, 2017. Voting by ballot will take place October 1-16, 2017.
To be eligible for membership on an ESD Board, a candidate must be a registered voter and live in the ESD district for which the candidate files. ESD Board members serve a four-year term and are elected by the members of local school boards within each ESD.
ESD 112 is a regional body created by statute to:
- Provide and assist in the development of cooperative services for local school districts and joint purchasing programs for schools within the ESD;
- Act in a consultative and advisory capacity to local school districts;
- Assist the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education in the performance of their respective duties;
- Provide services to the School for the Deaf and School for the Blind to assure equal educational opportunities