CANYON CITY – Grant County Commissioner Scott Myers confirmed Wednesday that he plans to run for county judge.

He said he mailed his filing papers to the state Elections Division in Salem this week. Provided the filing is certified by elections officials, he will face incumbent Judge Mark Webb on the ballots in the May 15 primary election.

Webb filed for re-election to the nonpartisan post on Jan. 23.

The filing deadline is March 6.

A candidate for judge can win in the primary by getting a majority, defined as 50 percent of the vote plus one vote. If no candidate attains a majority, the top two-getters advance to the general election in November.

Myers’ county commissioner seat also is up for election this year. It is a partisan post and the filings are done by fee or petition at the County Clerk’s Office in the Courthouse in Canyon City.

As of Friday, Feb. 24, two candidates have filed for the county commissioner post. 

Keith “Mick” Dougharity of Mt. Vernon filed as a Democrat, and Dennis Voigt filed as a Republican.

Among other county posts that will be on the ballot: treasurer, assessor, sheriff, justice of the peace, surveyor. The Grant County Public Forest Commission, an independent agency, also is on the ballot.

For more details on the candidates and the latest filings, see the next Blue Mountain Eagle.

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