SAC to consider 4 District 1 candidates
Montgomery County Auditor Stephanie Burke has announced Steven Berendes, Steven Masters, Troy Preston, and Charla Schmid will be considered District 1 county supervisor candidates.
Burke added the four candidates submitted all the necessary requirements by the Oct. 13 deadline.
Interviews of the four eligible candidates will be conducted by members of the Supervisor Appointing Committee tonight at 5:30 p.m., in the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Red Oak. The meeting will be open to the public and also by Zoom.
“Pursuant to Iowa Code section 69.14A, the Montgomery County Auditor, Recorder and Treasurer (Supervisor Appointing Committee) intend to make an appointment to fill the vacancy in the office of Montgomery County Supervisor District 1 at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, in the basement meeting room at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Red Oak,” Burke announced.
The appointment made by the committee will be valid until Jan. 1, 2023, subject to the following paragraph: Pursuant to Iowa Code 69.14A, subsection 1.a.(2)., the citizens of Montgomery County, may request a special election to fill the vacancy by filing a petition with the Montgomery County Auditor containing 80 signatures of eligible electors within 14 days after the publication of notice or within 14 days after the appointment is made, Burke explained.
District 1 Supervisor Rudy Kinard passed away Sept. 12, after a battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.