Forty positions open on 13 special districts in May vote


   A total of 40 positions on 13 special districts in Jefferson County will be up for grabs in the May 17 election, but only 11 people have filed.
   The deadline for filing is just three weeks away, March 17, according to County Clerk Kathy Marston.
   "We encourage them to file as soon as they can, because the districts like to make sure they have people who have filed for all the positions," she said.
   Prospective candidates can either pay the $10 filing fee, or collect 25 signatures from registered voters within the special district. (Candidates for the Ashwood School District need only collect five signatures.)
   Special districts and candidates are as follows:
   . Jefferson County School District 509-J: positions 1 (incumbent Jeff Sanders has filed); 2 (Edison Yazzie has filed); 3 (incumbent Steve Earnest has filed); and 4.
   . Jefferson County Education Service District: position 4 (Madras), 5 (at-large), and 7 (at-large).
   . Culver School District: positions 1, 3 (incumbent Scott Leeper has filed), and 4.
   . Black Butte School District #41 (Camp Sherman): positions 1, 2, and 5.
   . Ashwood School District: positions 1, 2, 3, and 4.
   . Jefferson County Library District: positions 2, 3, 4, and 5, for which incumbent Steve Hillis has filed.
   . Mountain View Hospital District: positions 2, 3, 4 (incumbent Carlos Kemper has filed), and 6.
   . Swim Center District: positions 4 and 5.
   . Deschutes Valley Water District: two positions, incumbent Sig Skavlan has filed for one.
   . Jefferson County Emergency Medical Services: positions 1, 2, and 4.
   . Jefferson County Fire Protection District: positions 1 and 2.
   . Crooked River Ranch Rural Fire Protection District: positions 1 (Larry Miller has filed); 2 (incumbent Hal Robbins has filed); and 3.
   . Crooked River Ranch Special Road District: positions 1, 2 (Larry Miller and incumbent Gerald Rankin have filed), and 3.
   For more information on filing, or to turn in a filing packet, contact the Jefferson County Clerk's Office at 66 S.E. D St., in the courthouse annex, or call 475-4451.