May 19 ballot: Filing date nears; many positions still lacking candidates

The May 19 Special Districts election will call on voters to choose who will lead the boards and commissions that oversee special taxing districts all over the county, including several that cover the entire county.

The deadline to file is March 19, at the County Elections Division. For details, call 541-386-1442.

Based on filings so far, voters will have races for Hood River County School District, Hood River Library District, and Hood River County Transportation District, but more candidates are welcome in all three agencies.

However, no candidates have so far filed for two of three open seats on the Port of Cascade Locks commission.

Positions are open with 15 districts, including Hood River County School Board, Port of Hood River, Hood River County Parks and Recreation District, Hood River Library District, and Hood River County Transportation District, along with the Port of Cascade Locks.

Also, seats are open on the boards of the Parkdale, West Side and Wy’east fire districts, Odell and Parkdale Sanitary Districts, and Crystal Springs and Ice Fountain Water districts

Positions open with no candidate filed as of March 17:

Parkdale RFD — 3 positions, 4 year terms

Crystal Springs Water — 2 positions, 4 year terms

Port of Cascade Locks — Positions 1 and 3, both with 4 year terms

Port of Hood River — Position 3 — 4 year term

Parkdale Sanitation — 1 position — 4 year term; 2 positions, unexpired 2 year terms

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