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MARCH 4, 2010

Candidacy filing deadline set for Clearwater County election

   Six Clearwater County offices are up for election in May.

   Persons wishing to run for a county public office in the forthcoming election May 25 must file a Declaration of Candidacy offices with the Clearwater County Clerk’s Office between March 8 and no later than 5 p.m. on March 19.

   The following Clearwater County offices up for election are: County Commissioner, Dist. 2 – 4 year term; County Commissioner, Dist. 3 – 2 year term; Clerk/Auditor/Recorder – 4 year term; County Assessor – 4 year term; County Treasurer – 4 year term; and County Coroner – 4 year term.

   Incumbents are Stan Leach, county commissioner district 2; John Allen county commissioner district 3; Carrie Bird, clerk/auditor/recorder; Mellisa Stewart, county assessor; Jeannie Johnson, treasurer and Jess Mechling, coroner.

   Such declarations of candidacy are available at the office of the County Clerk, located in the Clearwater County Courthouse, 150 Michigan Avenue, Orofino.

   Individuals who run as write-in candidates must file a declaration of intent no later than 5 p.m. on May 11, 2010.