StateSenPamRoachState Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn) becomes the seventh person declared and running in the hot and heavy race to determine who will lead the Washington State Republican Party through the remainder of recently-resigned chair Kirby Wilbur‘s term in office.

Roach’s campaign seems to have embarked at a Saturday night regional candidate forum hosted by the Pierce County Republican Party. Roach joined five other candidates competing for the WSRP Chair spot — Susan Hutchison, Luanne Van Werven, Larry Faulk, Jim Walsh and Christian Berrigan. (Candidate Lloyd Becker did not appear at the event.)

Photos posted to the Pierce County Republican Party’s Facebook page from the event show Roach addressing the audience.

We reached out to Roach by email for confirmation from her but did not hear back by time of publication.