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Candidate workshop announced

SNOQUALMIE VALLEY - 'Tis the season for public office candidate filings. Those wanting to run for public office will be busy in the coming weeks getting their fees and paperwork together in order to file for office during the filling period from July 28 to Aug. 1.

Those who have never run for office can attend a candidate workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 12 at the Community Center at Mercer View on Mercer Island.

There are many positions in the Valley up for election this fall. There are two positions up for re-election on the Snoqualmie City Council and three city council positions and the mayor seat in North Bend. Three of the five school board positions for the Snoqualmie Valley School District are also up for re-election.

The North Bend and Snoqualmie positions are paid positions, while the school district positions are not.

There is a $60 fee required to file for the Snoqualmie City Council positions, as well as the completion of a form for releasing financial information. The North Bend mayor position requires a $144 fee, the city council positions require $48 and both require the financial release form.

The school board positions do not require a fee since they are unpaid positions, but another kind of financial release form is required.

Should more than one person file for any position, the primary election held in September will narrow down the field of candidates.

* The Community Center at Mercer View is located at 8236 S.E. 24th St., Mercer Island. For information, contact King County Election Office at (206) 296-1565 or visit www.metrokc.gov/elections.

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