Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lamb loses spot on Sun Valley ballot

Incumbent councilwoman will run as write-in candidate


By REBECCA MEANY
Express Staff Writer

Joan Lamb

Sun Valley City Councilwoman Joan Lamb will not have her name printed on the November election ballot, even though she submitted paperwork to retain her seat.

To get on the ballot, council hopefuls must file a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by either a $40 fee or a petition of candidacy signed by five registered voters from the respective city. The Blaine County clerk must verify the signatures.

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Lamb submitted a petition of candidacy signed by five Sun Valley residents. Election Clerk Amy Rivkin said Monday that one of the signatures was not valid because the person had not registered to vote in Sun Valley.

Lamb's only option now is to run as a write-in candidate. She did not return a call seeking comment by press time Tuesday.

Four people have declared their intention to run for two open Sun Valley City Council seats: Lamb, Stephen Poindexter, Michelle Griffith and Franz Suhadolnik.

The election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Rebecca Meany: rmeany@mtexpress.com




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