Five of six
incumbents file for county
Express Staff Writer
Five of the
six officials in county government who are up for re-election this
November have confirmed they intend to seek another term of office.
Tuesday, there were no challengers.
County Commission Chairwoman Mary Ann Mix and Commissioner Dennis Wright
said they plan to run again. They are both seeking third terms.
Mix, who as
commissioner represents the central Wood River Valley and most of Hailey,
previously served on the Hailey City Council from 1984 to 1987. As
commissioner, she has been heavily involved in land-use planning and
issues surrounding the Hailey airport.
becoming commissioner, Wright was mayor of Bellevue from 1991 to 1996. He
serves southern Blaine County, and one of his primary focuses has been
roads and bridges.
Marsha Reimann, Treasurer Vicki Dick and Assessor Valdi Pace also said
they will run again.
Russ Mikel, who first entered office in 1983, could not be reached for
comment about his plans.
Dick and Wright all would have been barred from running again if the Idaho
Legislature had not overturned the state’s term limits law earlier this
for candidates to officially file with the county began Monday and ends
May 25 is
the scheduled date for the primary election. The general election is
scheduled for Nov. 5.