Election filing period ends Tuesday, June 5

There are a few more days for anyone interested in running for public office to file. The 
candidate-filing period for federal, state, county and some local  offices beganTuesday, May 22 at 8 a.m. and closes Tuesday, June 5 at  5 p.m.

Candidates filing for office in Cook County do so at the Cook County  Auditor’s Office, in the Cook County Courthouse in Grand Marais.

According to a May 5 announcement by County Auditor-Treasurer Braidy Powers, there are a few county seats on the ballot in 2012. There are two county commissioner seats, District 2, currently held by Fritz 
Sobanja and District 4, currently held by Jim Johnson.
The fee to file to run for commissioner is $50

Three seats will be on the ballot for the Cook County Soil & Water  Conservation District—District 1, currently held by Donald Goodell;  District 3 currently held by Joan Farnam; and District 5 currently 
held by Jesse Derscheid.
The fee to file for the Soil & Water Conservation District is $20.