By Cameron Rasmusson
The roster of candidates for election is starting to fill out, even if contested seats are looking a little sparse.
Sandpoint City Council incumbents Tom Eddy, Bill Aitken and Deb Fragoso are all seeking to retain their council seats for another four years. The council members jump into a ring that only has one contested race so far—Shelby Rognstad and Mose Dunkel face off on the ballot for the four-year seat.
Unless there are a few stragglers gearing up for the City Council race, it appears Eddy, Aitken and Fragoso won’t have much to worry about this election. Friday, Sept. 4 is the last day to submit a declaration of candidacy to Sandpoint City Hall. However, latecomers can always choose to run as a write-in candidate, as long as they make the Oct. 6 filing deadline.
Candidates must certify that they are at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and live within Sandpoint city limits. You must live within the city at least 30 days prior to submitting candidate paperwork. They also need to appoint and certify a political treasurer and fill out the appropriate forms, although candidates can handle their own candidacy finances if they so choose. [CR]
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