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Ballot will bring races

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Voters will enjoy a variety of widely-contested races on the May 16 Hood River County Special Districts ballot. Thursday was the final day for candidates to file.

The election affects 13 separate taxing districts and will include ballot measures from Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facility (NORCOR) and (Cascade Locks only) Mt. Hood Community College.

From a five-person race for two spots on the Transportation District Board to a set of three multi-candidate Port of Hood River Commission contests, there will be plenty to choose from.

Dave Meriwether, former Hood River County administrator, will run for Port against Laurie L. Balmuth, Robert Bart, and Kristi Chapman for Position 3.

Fred Duckwall, long-time Port Position One Commissioner, decided not to file for office. Filing for the post are Anna Williams, Ben Sheppard, and Brian Carlstrom.

Position 2 candidates are Svea K. Truax, John Everitt, and Jeffrey Helfrich.

Two races have emerged for Hood River County School District Board: incumbents Corinda Hankins-Elliott and Rich Truax running against Joanna Smith and Brian Hardy, respectively. Look for four candidates for three spots on the Hood River County Library District, and nine people running for Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District Board: current chairman Greg Davis, and Nick Kraemer, Steve King, Matt Rutledge, Nan Noteboom, Will Smith, Jim Klaas, Steven Hawley and Anna Cavaleri.

Here is the list of candidates for the Hood River County Special Districts election:

HOOD RIVER COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

Four year positions — two openings

Mark Reynolds

Otto Behrmann

Leanne Hogie

Effie J Mooney

Marbe Cook

TRANSPORTATION DISTRICT

Unexpired two-year term

Theresa North

Bobbie Reisner

HOOD RIVER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

AT LARGE — Rich Truax

Brian Hardy

POSITION 2 — David P. Russo

Benjamin J. Sheppard

POSITION 3 — Corinda Hankins-Elliott

Joanna (Jo) Smith

POSITION 4 — Julia Garcia Ramirez

POSITION 6 — Mark Johnson

PARKDALE RURAL FIRE DISTRICT — Two openings

Jason Wilkins

Paul Zastrow

WESTSIDE RURAL FIRE DISTRICT — Two openings

Jim Gray

Jeff Hasegawa

WY’EAST RURAL FIRE DISTRICT — Three openings

Chuck Weseman

Rob Graves

Eric Cederstam

CRYSTAL SPRINGS WATER DISTRICT — Two openings

Bill Munk

Eric Cederstam

Antonio Batista

ICE FOUNTAIN WATER DISTRICT — Three openings

Terry Benton

Gene Baskins

Catherine Hamada

HOOD RIVER LIBRARY DISTRICT — Two openings

Megan Janik, Cascade Locks

Karen Lynn Bureker, Hood River

Brian G. Hackett, Hood River

Sara Marsden

HOOD RIVER VALLEY PARKS AND RECREATION DISTRICT — Two openings

Nick Kraemer

Steve King

Matt Rutledge

Nan Noteboom

Will Smith

Greg Davis

Anna Cavaleri

THE PORT OF CASCADE LOCKS POSITION 3

Dean A. Bump

Sally Drew

POSITION 4

Joeinne Caldwell

POSITION 5

Jessie Groves

David Lipps

THE PORT OF HOOD RIVER POSITION 1

Anna Williams

Benjamin Sheppard

Brian Carlstrom

POSITION 2

Svea K. Truax

John Everitt

Jeffrey Helfrich

POSITION 3

Laurie L Balmuth

Robert Bart

David Meriwether

Kristi Chapman

ODELL SANITARY DISTRICT – Two positions

Butch Gehrig

Robert Duddles



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