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County Clerk Berman files for re-election

Dee Berman becomes the second incumbant to file for the May, 2002 Primary Election, following Sheriff Rodd Clark who completed the necessary filing a few weeks ago
A second county official has decided to run for re-election. Dee Berman, Crook County Clerk since 1995, filed the necessary forms for the 2002 primary election with her office on Tuesday.
   Berman's background, as stated in filing documents, lists a high degree of ability and training for the position. Prior to becoming the county clerk, she had worked as deputy clerk under her predecessor. Her experience also includes stints as legal secretary, bookkeeper and clerking in the county finance department.
   The clerk position is one of four county elected offices which will be on the 2002 ballot. Only the commissioner, Position No. 2, is a partisan office. The others, which include the county assessor and sheriff are non-partisan races. A short time ago, Sheriff Rodd Clark filed for re-election, the first candidate for county office to do so.
   For partisan offices, the primary election will be held May 21, 2002. The election for non-partisan offices will be conducted differently. If three or more candidates file for one of the offices, there will be a Primary Election to determine which two candidates will be on the General Election ballot. The two candidates receiving the most votes will have their name listed on the general election.
   If however, one of the candidates wins in the May primary with more than 50 percent of the votes cast, that candidate's name will be the only one on the November ballot. The general election is scheduled for Nov. 5, 2002.
   Potential candidates for county office have until the close of business on March 12 to file the necessary forms. For more information, contact the county clerk's office in the courthouse, or call 447-6553.