Sheriff’s Candidates Narrow for June Primary

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Monday, March 31 was the deadline for local candidates to submit their petitions and signatures to the Prowers County Clerk and Recorder to advance to the June 24 primary.  Each candidate on the GOP ballot for Prowers County Sheriff needed to submit 156 signatures to be placed on the primary ballot and those signatures now need to be verified by the Clerk’s office.  James Faull, current Prowers County Sheriff, announced last year that he would not run for re-election. 

Lamar Police Officer David Reid, one of the four candidates who qualified to petition during the March 16 caucus, did not submit paperwork leaving Undersheriff Ron Trowbridge and Deputy Shawn Stone in the race.  Sam Zordel, Senior Deputy, received 33% of the delegate votes in the caucus and was automatically placed on the ballot for the primary.  Trowbridge received 23.3% and Stone had 21.4%.  Reid had 18.4%, making it past the cut off mark of 10%. 

Senior Deputy, Ron Manly, filed as an unaffiliated candidate and was not subject to caucus nomination procedures and will be on the General Election Ballot in November.  The primary election in June will be the separating point for the current GOP candidates to advance only one to the ballot in the fall.  An official announcement on the number of valid signatures won’t be available from the county clerk’s office until later in the week. 

By Russ Baldwin

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