Candidate filing window opens in March |

Candidate filing window opens in March

The filing window for the November 2006 general elections, which will feature a number of high profile county and state races, opens in one month. Those interested in running for one of two seats on the Summit County Commission or for one of seven county department posts must declare their candidacy between March 7 and 17.

Summit County Commissioners Bob Richer and Ken Woolstenhulme haven’t decided whether to seek second terms.

This week, Summit County Clerk Sue Follett provided a list of the officers’ salaries and filing fees for candidates:

Summit County commissioners are paid $53,186 per year. The filing fee to run for commissioner is $265.93. The Summit County assessor, auditor, clerk, recorder and treasurer are paid $76,773 per year. The filing fee for these offices is $383.86. The Summit County attorney is paid a salary of $99,133. The cost to file to run for attorney is $495.66. The Summit County sheriff is paid $80,954 per year. The filing fee for sheriff’s office candidates is $404.77.

Summit County voters will also elect a congressperson, a U.S. senator, a state senator and two state representatives. For information about how to file as a candidate contact the Summit County Clerk’s Office at 615-3203.

— Patrick Parkinson

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