Douglas candidates file for office |

Douglas candidates file for office

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

May 14 is the cutoff date for November primary election

By Regina Purcell

Tribune News Service

MINDEN – The window of opportunity opened this week for candidates seeking Douglas County Commission, school board and general improvement district seats at the November primary election.

That window closes at 5 p.m., May 14, according to Douglas County Clerk Barbara Reed.

Incumbents Kelly Kite, chairman, and newly-appointed Jim Baushke were first in line to pay their $100 fee and sign paperwork in hopes of retaining their Douglas County Commission seats. Kite is seeking his third term in District 5 in the Indian Hills and Genoa areas and Baushke was appointed in January to District 1, the Gardnerville Ranchos, replacing Steve Weissinger, who resigned due to legal troubles.

Other candidates that filed before Tuesday included Doug N. Johnson of Ruhenstroth who filed for commissioner District 3, Orrin P. “Bud” Brown and Ronald W. Wilcks, filing for the Minden-Gardnerville Sanitation District.

Each candidate is required to sign a Declaration of Candidacy and Code of Fair Campaign Practices, and to file a Campaign Contributions and Expenses Report. They also need to complete an Acknowledgment of Fair Ethical Practices and a Financial Disclosure Statement.

The candidates also receive rules for posting campaign signs in the state and in Douglas County, a Campaign Guide from the Secretary of State’s office and an election information guide.

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