Local candidates file for June primary elections

Only a handful of county positions will see multiple candidates as the primary election nears, set for Tuesday, June 7.

Greene County supervisor Dawn Rudolph will run as a republican candidate in district No. 2. She’ll be unopposed. No democratic candidate filed. The Greene County supervisor district 3 race will be heavily contested, with four candidates vying for the open seats. Mike Holden is running for the democratic seat while Dan Benitz, Cassie George and James Hedges each met the filing date and will run as republicans. Current county recorder Deb McDonald filed as a democratic candidate and will run unopposed. Incumbent Katlynn Mechaelsen will run unopposed as a republican candidate in the treasurer’s race.

Thomas Laehn will not be on the June 7 primary ballot, though he did file on time. He was elected as a libertarian in 2018 and will only be placed on the November ballot. Libertarian presidential candidates must receive at least two percent of the public’s vote the previous election for the party to be placed on a primary ballot. Laehn was named assistant Greene County attorney in 2017. A year later in 2018, he was elected county attorney. The county attorney is the primary legal representative and adviser for Greene County, which means the person provides legal advice to the board of supervisors and county officers, among other duties.

Polls close at 8 p.m. for all Greene County elections. Residents must register 15 days prior to the June election, though registration can be done the day of. The first possible day to vote absentee in person at the courthouse is 20 days prior to June 7. Absentee ballot requests must be given 15 days prior, and must also be returned by 8 p.m. to the auditor’s office on June 7.
Primary elections are held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in June in odd numbered years.

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