For any Summit County residents wishing to run for public office this year, now is the time to decide. The official start to the 2014 election season begins Friday with the opening of the county's filing window.
The filing period opens Friday, March 14, at 8 a.m. and runs until Thursday, March 20, at 5 p.m. The Clerk's Office will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday during that time. State and federal candidates can choose to file with the Lt. Governor's Office. County and school board candidates must do so in-person at the Clerk's Office.
The following four-year term county offices will be up for re-election this November, and several candidates have already announced their intent to run for re-election:
The following are six-year term county offices open to candidates:
Candidates for U.S. House District 1, currently represented by Rep. Rob Bishop (R) can also file at the Clerk's Office. The following state positions will also be open:
Retention elections for state judicial candidates are set to be held, which include:
Unopposed retention elections for state judicial candidates will also be held, providing that the incumbents whose terms are expiring file during this period. They include:
Local school board seats are also open to candidates, and include four-year terms for one board member each from Districts 4 and 5 in the North Summit, South Summit and Park City School Districts.
Filing fees for each position equate to one-eighth of one percent of each position's salary, and include: $537.36 for clerk and auditor, $203.01 for Council seat, $725 for attorney, $605 for sheriff, $50 for school board and $781.03 for treasurer, recorder and assessor.
County party caucuses and conventions will be held within the next month as well. Republican Party neighborhood caucuses will be March 20 with the county convention set for April 13. Democratic Party neighborhood caucuses will be March 18 and the convention scheduled for March 29.
For more information on candidate filing, contact Summit County Clerk Kent Jones at 435-336-3203 or via firstname.lastname@example.org . The Clerk's Office can be found inside the Summit County Courthouse at 60 N. Main Street in Coalville.