Jefferson, Clallam conservation districts seek nominations for board seats; deadlines set in February

Peninsula Daily News

Conservation districts in Clallam and Jefferson counties are accepting nominations for positions on their boards.

One elected position expires this year on each of the boards. The Jefferson County Conservation District also will fill a term for an appointed seat that expires this year.

The candidate filing deadline is 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in Jefferson County and 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in Clallam County.

The Jefferson County Conservation District election for the seat now held by Chairwoman Julie Boggs of Chimacum will be Wednesday, March 5, at the conservation district office at 205 W. Patison St., Port Hadlock.

The Clallam Conservation District election for the seat now held by Linda Barnfather of Sequim, who also is an aide to 24th District Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, will be Thursday, March 20, at Armory Square, 228 W. First St., Suite F.

Polls will open at 3 p.m. and close at 7 p.m. in both elections.

3-year terms

Terms are for three years. Positions are unpaid.

Anyone living and registered to vote in the appropriate county is eligible to run for the position of conservation district supervisor.

Nomination petition forms, signed by 25 or more registered county voters, must be submitted by the filing deadline for the candidate's name to appear on the election ballot.

Voters who are unable to cast their votes at the polling place may request an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots must be requested for the Jefferson County election before 4 p.m. Feb. 12 and by 4 p.m. March 10 in Clallam County.

Five positions make up each board. Registered county voters elect three of the positions. The Washington State Conservation Commission appoints the other two.

March 31 deadline

In Jefferson County, applications and supporting materials for the appointed seat now held by Glen Huntingford must be received by the state commission by March 31.

Applicants must be registered to vote in the state but do not have to live within the district.

For more information or to obtain an application form, visit the Jefferson County Conservation District office or phone it at 360-385-4105, or visit the state Conservation Commission website at www.scc.wa.gov or 360-407-6215.

For other questions or to get absentee ballots, drop by or phone the county office.

Forms and information may be obtained from the Clallam Conservation District, 228 W. First St., Suite H, Port Angeles, WA 98362; by phoning 360-775-3747, ext. 5; by visiting www.clallamcd.org; or by contacting the Washington State Conservation Commission.

Last modified: January 23. 2014 7:33PM
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