Nominations open for county elected offices

The nominating period for elected county offices opens Monday, March 5.

Offices up for election in the November general election are the supervisors from District 2 (incumbent Tom Contner) and District 3 (Dawn Rudolph), treasurer (incumbent Donna Lawson), recorder (incumbent Marcia Tasler), and county attorney (incumbent Nicola Martino).

Contner and Rudolph, both Republicans, and Lawson and Tasler, both Democrats, plan to run for re-election. Martino, a Republican, plans to retire at the end of his term. Assistant county attorney Thomas Laehn plans to run as a Libertarian.

Nominating petitions are available at the county auditor’s office. The number of signatures needed is based on voter participation in the most recent primary election. Republicans will need 57 valid signatures and Democrats will need at least 34. A Libertarian candidate needs only four signatures.

Supervisors must reside in the district he or she represents, but all voters in the county vote for each position. Click here for a map of supervisor districts.

Nominating petitions must be returned to the auditor’s office before Wednesday, March 28, at 5 pm. Persons who want more information can contact the auditor’s office at 515-386-5680.

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