No one files for District 1 commission seat

The District 1 county commission seat, which includes Hillsboro, Durham, and Lehigh, will feature a blank line on ballots on Aug. 5.

County Clerk Tina Spencer said no one inquired about the position or filed by the noon deadline Monday.

The election will now become a write in with whoever receiving the most votes in August being placed on the ballot in November.

“For both the general election and primary there will be a chance for residents to write in a candidate,” Spencer said.

Spencer said this is the first time she’s experienced an open position like this and was double checking on election procedure for these types of instances.

District 1 County Commissioner Roger Fleming said Thursday he did not plan to file for re-election.

“I’ve learned a lot but because of personal things in my life I feel like someone else might be a better fit for the position,” he said. “At this time running is not in my best interest.”

Other positions up for election on Aug. 5 all township clerks and precinct committee persons.

 

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