Challenger files for county commission seat
A challenger filed Friday afternoon to challenge Jane Weber for the District 3 county commission seat.
Dominick Snell filed as a Republican after a Go Fund Me campaign raised $525, exceeding his goal to raise enough for the filing fee. The filing fee for the commission seat is $318, or half of one percent of the annual salary for the position, according to the Cascade County elections office.
The filing deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.
There are seven county positions on the November ballot: clerk and recorder, treasurer, sheriff, county attorney, justice of the peace, public administrator and commissioner for District 3.
The commission seat is now contests as are the races for treasurer, public administrator and sheriff.
Bob Rosipal, Jesse Slaughter and George Kynett have filed for sheriff. Bob Edwards is holding an event Saturday to discuss his intentions.
Joe Trainer has filed to challenge incumbent Gerald Boland for public administrator.
Diane Heikkila has filed to challenge incumbent Jamie Bailey who is seeking reelection as county treasurer.
Josh Racki is also running unopposed so far 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 and is currently unopposed.
Mary Jolley and Steve Fagenstrom have filed for reelection for justice of the peace.
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.