Special filing period for vacant seats

OROVILLE – There will be a special three-day filing period for offices for which no candidate filed during the regular filing period.

The Special Filing Period is from June 26 to June 28 and starts on Wednesday at 9 a.m. and ends on Friday at 4 p.m. Candidates can come into the Auditors Office to file or file on line by going to vote.wa.gov/okanogan, according to Mila Jury, an election official with the county auditor’s office.

There are still several vacancies in several local government offices, including in Oroville, Position 2 on the Oroville School Board. A four-year position vacated by David Nutt. Fire Commissioners are needed in districts 1, 2, 4 and 11 and there are positions open on the Lake Osoyoos Water District as well.

All candidates who take advantage of the special filing period will go on the General Election Ballot. Those with questions may call the auditor’s office at (509) 422-7240.

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 is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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