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County incumbents announce bids for re-election

Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 11:15 a.m. CDT

Individuals interested in running for a Union County office may pick up the necessary paperwork at the Union County Courthouse starting today.

The offices that will be available are recorder, treasurer, attorney and one seat on the Union County Board of Supervisors.

“Anyone that would like to take out papers for any of these offices can come to the auditor’s office and pick them up,” said Union County Auditor Sandy Hysell.

Republican candidates will need 50 signatures and Democrat candidates will need 30 signatures to get their name on the ballot. Those numbers are based on the number of voters in the previous general election.

The last day to file is by 5 p.m. March 26 at the Union County auditor’s office.

Supervisor Ron Riley — who has been on the board for eight years — announced he is planning to seek re-election for his spot as a supervisor on the Republican ticket.

“I’ve enjoyed my time so far on the board and would like it to continue,” Riley said. “I would like to see some projects completed which are mostly bridges, road and paving projects. I feel things are running pretty smoothly on the board and hopefully other people think so.”

Also seeking re-election is Recorder Paula White, Treasurer Kelly Busch and Attorney Tim Kenyon.

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