Filing in county elections opens Jan. 11

Seven county positions are up for election this year and the filing period starts Thursday.

Those positions are clerk and recorder, treasurer, sheriff, county attorney, justice of the peace, public administrator and commissioner for District 3 are on the November ballot. The District 3 seat is currently held by Jane Weber.

The deadline to file is March 12.

First thing Thursday morning, Weber filed for reelection for the District 3 seat on the County Commission. Josh Racki filed for county attorney, a position he was appointed to last year after John Parker was appointed as a district judge.

Rina Fontana Moore has filed for reelection as the clerk and recorder.

Jamie Bailey has filed for reelection as the county treasurer.

As of Jan. 16, Gerald Boland had filed for relection as public administrator and Bob Rosipal filed for sheriff.

There are approximately 47,000 voters in Cascade County, according to the elections office.

According to the county elections office, there will be a June primary regardless of whether any position has no challenger. Most candidates for positions on the November ballot must file between Jan. 11 and March 12. The only candidates that begin filing in June for the November ballot are those for the conservation district, according to the elections office.

The qualifications for most of these officers are candidates must live in Cascade County, be registered voters in the county and be 18 or older. For the commission seat, candidates must live in District 3. For the county attorney, a candidate for the position in counties with more than 30,000 people must have resided in the state for the two years immediately before taking office and have been admitted to the practice of law for at least five years before the date of election or appointment, according to state law.

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The Electric will post information on candidate filing as it becomes available and provide updates throughout this year’s election.