Friday is deadline to file candidacy paperwork

Skye Kinkade

Those interested in running for local offices have until this Friday, March 7, at 4 p.m. to file paperwork with County Clerk Colleen Setzer’s office in Yreka.

If an incumbent doesn’t file for a specific seat, the deadline for non-incumbents is extended until March 12.

Offices up for election on June 3 include Superior Court Judge, Supervisors in districts 3 and 5, Assessor-Recorder, District Attorney, County Clerk, Auditor-Controller, Sheriff-Coroner, Treasurer-Tax Collector, and Superintendent of Schools.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the following incumbents had formally declared candidacy by filing paperwork with the County Clerk:

• Karen Dixon, Superior Court Judge

• Kermith Walters, Superintendent of Schools

• Mike Mallory, Assessor-Recorder

• Colleen Setzer, County Clerk

• Jon Lopey, Sheriff-Coroner

• Wayne Hammar, Treasurer Tax-Collector

Ray Haupt, with the ballot designation of business owner/forester, has filed paperwork to run for District 5 Siskiyou County Supervisor, representing the western portion of the county. Incumbent Marcia Armstrong has not yet filed.

Though District 3 Supervisor Michael Kobseff has indicated he will run for reelection, his paperwork hadn’t yet been received by the County Clerk at the time of the newspaper’s publication.

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