Democrats to Nominate Aspiring Commissioners
The recently announced retirement of County Commissioner Don Lindly has created an opportunity for candidates, of the Democratic Party persuasion, to be considered for appointment to some portion of his term. (We’re still waiting to find out if it’ll be until the next election or until the end of Mr. Lindly’s unexpired term, Dec. 31, 2014.
Lincoln County Democrats have a nominating process to offer up 3 to 5 candidates for the Commission to consider. The process starts with “willingness to serve” statements (SEL 145) signed by qualified candidates. Qualifications include being a Lincoln County resident for at least a year and a registered Democratic voter for at least 180 days prior to the vacancy on the commission. Lindly steps down June 1st.
SEL 145 forms are available from the County Clerk’s office in Newport, online at the Secretary of State’s website or from the Democratic Party Chair (541-994-4694). Signed forms must be delivered to the Chair no later than 5 pm, Monday May 7th at 3128 NE Hwy 101 Lincoln City, OR 97367. Parties should include a brief biography and resume with attention to prior, if any, governmental and/or community service.