Interested in getting into politics?Posted Jan. 24, 2014
By JAMIE SPAINHOWER
Interested in getting into politics? Or get more involved in the decision making of Hettinger or Adams County? Then now is the time to act, as the primary election for local (and state) offices will be held June 10.
The filing deadline for county and city offices is 4 p.m. on Monday, April 7.
“The city council positions up are for Mayor, and two council positions, Kurt Drolc and Darin Seamands,” said Pat Carroll, city and county auditor. Seamands was recently appointed to the council to fill a vacancy until the time of a regular election.
Also in the city there will be three positions on the park board, she said – Delores Galbreath, Theo Schalesky and Kathy Jahner.
“All the positions are four-year terms, and open city wide for candidates,” said Carroll.
There is one opening on the county commission, currently held by Chuck Christman.
Also in the county County Auditor/Treasurer, County State’s Attorney, County Recorder, Sheriff and the official county newspaper, along with any statewide and local questions.
The Hettinger School District, Reeder City, Bucyrus and Haynes will also be holding their elections in conjunction with the city and county election.
“Adams County will again be conduction the upcoming elections through the mails as was done in 2012,” said Carroll. “Applications will be mailed from the office of the county auditor prior to May 1, 2014.”
If an application isn’t received by mail, they are available at the county auditor-treasurer’s office, and will also be published in the Adams County Record.
To get on the ballot, each candidate must file an Affidavit of Candidacy and a Statement of Inters form when filing the Petition/Certificate of Nomination.
Those seeking county office must file their petitions with the county auditor.
The petitions for county offices must contain signatures of not less than 2 percent or more than 5 percent of the votes cast for the same office in the last general election.
Those seeking city offices are not required to file an affidavit of candidacy.
There are two openings on the school board this election, Mike Johnson, a rural position, and Laura Slater, a city position. These are both three-year positions, and the petitions and pertinent paper work can be obtained from Heather Ebert, the school business manager.
Federal and state office that will be on the primary ballot are: Representative in Congress, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Agriculture Commissioner, Tax Commissioner, Public Service Commission (6-year term), Public Service Commissioners (2-year unexpired term,) Senator – 39th Legislative District, House of Representatives 39th District and Justice of the Supreme Court.