Nomination papers for primary election available
Nomination papers are now available at the Washington County auditor’s office for various county positions that will be on the ballot for the June 3, 2014, primary election. Two seats on the Washington County Board of Supervisors, as well as the offices of county attorney, county recorder and county treasurer, will be on the ballot. The two open seats on the Board of Supervisors consist of districts 3 and 5. The current office holders are Steve Davis and Richard Young, supervisors; Larry Brock, attorney; Jo Greiner, recorder; and Jeff Garrett, treasurer.
In November 2006, Washington County voters approved increasing the number of members of the Board of Supervisors from three to five, and in July 2007 voted to elect the supervisors by district. Only voters living in the supervisor candidate’s respective district are allowed to sign the nomination papers. The offices of county attorney, county recorder and county treasurer are elected at large. All terms are four years.
Nomination papers and accompanying information, as well as a county map outlining the supervisor districts, are available at the county auditor’s office at the courthouse in Washington, or may be downloaded by using the links at http://co.washington.ia.us. Nomination papers and an accompanying affidavit of candidacy may be filed with the Washington County auditor beginning March 3, 2014. The deadline is 5 p.m. on March 26. Additional information may be obtained by calling the county auditor’s office at 319-653-7717.