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Commissioner seat draws challengers

By Richard Hanners

Blue Mountain Eagle

Published on February 23, 2018 4:39PM

Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton has said he will not file for re-election. Three people have filed to fill his seat on the Grant County Court.

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Grant County Commissioner Boyd Britton has said he will not file for re-election. Three people have filed to fill his seat on the Grant County Court.

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Five county seats are open for election in this May’s Grant County primary.

As of Feb. 22, three residents had filed for Commissioner Boyd Britton’s seat. The challengers for the four-year position include Gordon Larson, Canyon City, and Sam Palmer and Tanner Elliott, John Day. Britton has said he will not file for re-election.

Grant County Judge Scott Myers has filed for another six-year term and is unopposed.

Also running unopposed for re-election are County Clerk Brenda Percy and District Attorney Jim Carpenter, for four-year terms, and Justice of the Peace Kathy Stinnett, for another six years.

In addition, 41 two-year Republican and Democratic precinct positions are up for election in the county’s five precincts.

Grant County voters also will see a ballot measure to repeal a county ordinance and allow marijuana businesses to operate under state law.

The deadline to file is at 5 p.m. March 6. The Grant County Clerk’s office can be contacted at 541-575-1675 for questions about filing.



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