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Filing to run in March primary slow in Grundy County

MORRIS – Grundy County Clerk and Recorder Kay Olson said the first day of filing for the March primary election was uneventful, with only four qualified for the 8 a.m. filing Monday to be put on top of the ballot.

There will be a lottery for District 2 with both County Board Chairman Chris Balkema and Deb Warning, who had all of the documents needed and were there at 8 a.m. to file their petitions.

Grundy County has three districts with three seats open in each one; however, only five people filed for those nine seats.

In District 1, incumbents Ken Iverson and Millie Dyer both turned in their paperwork to be on the ballot.

In District 2, Chris Balkema and Deb Warning were the only two to turn in their necessary paperwork.

In District 3, there was one candidate – James (Jake) Olson – who filed to run for a seat on the board.

In other races, Ken Briley and Jason Flanders, both Republicans, will be facing each other to see who will go up against a possible Democratic sheriff like Kevin Callahan, who currently holds the office.

In the county clerk and recorder position, Kay Olson was the only candidate who filed.

Olson said there also were five precinct committee members who filed.

Possible candidates have until Dec. 4 to pull a petition from either the clerk’s office or website.

“Our office typically closes before 5 p.m.; however, next Monday, on the final day to turn in paperwork, we will be open until 5 p.m.,” Olson said.

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