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Author: jkraft

County Board Incumbents Terrified by Election Competition

County Supervisors for all 19 districts in the County are elected every two years.  All 19 seats are on the ballot in the upcoming Spring election on April 3rd.  Of the 19 seats, competitions have developed for 15 of them, with 4 running unopposed.  The unopposed incumbent Supervisors are: Andy Brinkman – District 14, Paulette Anderson – District 16, Judy Achterhof – District 17, and Shaela Leibfried – District 18.   The remaining incumbent Supervisors will all need to present their cases to voters in order to remain in office.  The challengers will have to also present their cases...

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Apparently Hand Picked Candidate Installed into Open District 2 Board Seat

In a stunning display of its disregard for its own rules, the County Board confirmed candidate Chris Matter to the District 2 Supervisor seat vacated in September by former Supervisor Agnes Ring. Ms. Matter was not one of the candidates Board Chairman Roger Larson had previously advanced to the Board for consideration at the October regular meeting. According to the current bylaws, the Board Chairman has the duty and authority to select and appoint an interim Supervisor when an elected member cannot complete his/her full term on the Board. The appointment is then confirmed or denied by a majority...

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