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The San Juan County Elections Office announced a special three-day filing period July 29 at 8 a.m. through July 31 at 4:30 p.m. for three MacKaye Harbor Water District commissioner positions. The special filing period is needed because no one filed during the initial filing period last week.
Community Events, July 2015
The three candidates running for Public Hospital District Commissioner Position No. 2 answered questions from the public at a forum hosted by the San Juan Public Library on July 7.
No fewer than 41 positions that help guide an assortment of public agencies—make it 48 if you count the five quasi-public sewer and water districts—will be up for election in 2015. Here's how to get on the ballot...
In the treasurer election, which featured two first-time candidates, Rhonda Pederson gained a sizable lead, at 55 percent, over Tony Fyrqvist. Pederson, chief accountant of the auditor's office, collected 2,539 votes in the early election results. Fyrqvist, a senior loan officer and longtime Islanders Bank employee, garnered 2,088.
An upward trajectory may be sufficient to put the measure over the top, which would raise the sales tax in town from 8.1 percent to 8.3 percent over the course of the measure's 10-year span.