Candidate slate starts shaping up

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Ladies and gentlemen, we officially have a race for the Sandpoint mayor’s office.

According to Sandpoint City Clerk Maree Peck, two candidates have filed their paperwork so far, formally throwing their hats into the political ring. Mose Dunkel vies for the seat against Shelby Rognstad, who announced his candidacy two weeks ago.

However, there are still plenty of city seats that need to be filled. In addition to the four-year mayor’s office, there are three four-year council positions that are still open for candidates. The first day to file a declaration of candidacy kicked off Aug. 24, and residents have until Friday, Sept. 4 to submit paperwork to Sandpoint City Hall. Otherwise, you have until Oct. 6 to declare intent to run as a write-in candidate.

Candidates must certify that they are at least 18 years old, a U.S. citizen and have lived within Sandpoint city limits for 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.

All necessary forms and information are available at the Sandpoint city clerk’s office or at Call 263-3310 if you have additional questions. [CR]

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