The Local Campaign Season Has Officially Kicked Off

The Local Campaign Season Has Officially Kicked Off

The local campaign season has officially kicked off, with both incumbents and challengers pickling up paperwork in Amador County. Picking up paperwork, by law, indicates a strong intention of ultimately running for office, although a person can decide not to run at any time. Those who pulled papers can now begin collecting signatures from registered voters to reduce or avoid filing fees that vary, depending on the office. They must file the required amount of eligible signatures to the elections office by Feb. 7th. As of today, all incumbents pulled have pulled papers, incumbents include; Sheriff Martin Ryan, Auditor Tacy Rouen, County Clerk-Recorder Kimberly Grady, District Attorney Administrator Todd Riebe, Superior Court Judge Office #1 Judge Steven Hermanson, and Treasurer-Tax Collector Michael Ryan. So far the only incumbent to face a challenge are Superior Court Judge Office #2 Renee Day, Local Attorney Robert Schell has pulled papers. In Supervisor District 3 incumbent Lynn Morgan and Jeffery Brown have both pulled papers and in Supervisor District 5, Andrea Macon has pulled papers to challenge incumbent Brian Oneto. To ultimately get on the June 5 Ballot, candidates can start pulling nomination papers on Feb. 12th and must file them with the Elections Office by March 9th after collecting the required number of signatures and paying whatever filing fee is still needed. Any position where the incumbent is not running gets until March 14th

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