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Juhl to step down after 2008 – Has held position since January 1985

By Staff | Jan 10, 2008

ESTHERVILLE–This year marks the time for the Emmet County auditor to grace the election ballot and incumbent Bev Juhl is announcing her decision to not seek another term.

“I’ve decided to not seek re-election and retire,” she said Wednesday.

She has held the position since January 1985, having won the 1984 election. Juhl was initially hired as first deputy auditor under Elmer Weir on Jan. 2, 1981.

The biggest changes in the county auditor’s office have occurred with elections, election laws and financial systems. These changes have evolved with the growth of computers.

“We went from lever machines to central count ballots. Now we have precinct count ballots and touch screens and most likely, in the near future, the system will change again due to state and federal laws,” she said.

Residents of Emmet County who are 18 years of age or older interested in the position need to obtain nomination paper’s from the auditor’s office located on the first floor of the court house in Estherville.

“The papers can be filed no sooner than Tuesday, March 3, and no later than Thursday, March 26,” Juhl stated. The court house is open 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. and the auditor’s phone number is (712) 362-4261.

“I’ve enjoyed serving the people of Emmet County all of these years and all of the people I’ve met and worked with. It’s been a great job.”

When her current four-year term ends, Juhl will have served 24 years.

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