Primary ballot will narrow list of candidates for school board

OROVILLE – Voters livingin the Oroville School District will be asked to select from among threecandidates running for the District 4 and 5 School Director’s Positions in theprimary election which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Voters will narrowdown the field from three names to two which will then appear on the Tuesday,Nov. 8 general election ballot.
Running for Position 4, an unexpiredtwo-year term, are the incumbent Patti Garrett, Brian L. Swenson and PhilBarker. For Position 5, the recently created at-large position are Anne MarieRicevuto, Timothy R. Whiteaker and Rocky DeVon.
The ballots have beenmailed by the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office. Any registered voter within theOroville School District who hadn’t received a ballot by Wednesday, Aug. 3, isasked to contact the Auditors Office at (509) 422-7240. In order for theballots to be counted they must be postmarked by Aug. 16.
The AuditorsOffice, 149 3rd Ave N, Okanogan, is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4p.m. and on Election Day only from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to drop off ballots, obtaina replacement ballot and Disability Access Units.
If you need to find outinformation about the candidates and issues you can use the following sources:Online Voters Guide at (My Vote) or,(Click on Auditor, Elections) or You canalso read more about the candidates for the Oroville School Board in lastweek’s issue of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune or here at CandidateProfiles.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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