Without write-ins, all other races lack competition
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Five candidates had filed petitions for three seats on the American Falls City Council by the filing deadline Friday, Sept. 6, but candidates for all other positions open throughout the county will be running unopposed unless write-in candidates file petitions.
The five running for council seats include incumbents M. Dan Hammond and Maria Dolores Rangel, along with city political newcomers Gilbert P. Hofmeister, Susan R. Love and Kurtis Ray Workman.
American Falls Mayor Marc Beitia was the lone candidate to file for that position.
Write-in candidates may still file petitions. Deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 8, for all city positions in American Falls and Rockland, and Friday, Sept. 20, for all other offices.
In Rockland, Joseph L. Jones and Paul Rudy Schmidt have filed for the two open seats that will have two years terms. R. Michael Parrish and Jonathan Zundel have filed for the two open seats that will serve four year terms.
There were no candidates to file petitions for Falls View Cemetery District, Sub-District 3, for a four year term.
Incumbent Vivian Charles filed for re-election to the Rockland Valleyview Cemetery Board, Sub-District 2, for a four year term.
Incumbent Bill Curry was the only candidate to file for the seat on the Arbon Cemetery Board, Sub-District 3, for a four year term.
No candidates filed for the two seats on each of the county’s fire districts, American Falls Rural Fire District, Rockland Fire District, and Eastern Power County Fire District.