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Heerdt accepts supervisor appointment

By Staff | May 13, 2010

Don Heerdt has accepted the appointment to fill the vacancy on the Emmet County Board of Supervisors effective May 25.

Heerdt served as an Emmet County supervisor from Jan. 1, 1991, to Dec. 31, 2002.

Heerdt does not intend to run for the position in November. The office will appear on the 2010 General Election ballots as: For County Supervisor, To Fill Vacancy. Political parties must make nominations by convention for this office. Nonpolitical Party Organizations (NPPOs) and “Nominated by Petition” candidates follow the usual general election filing process during the general election filing period.

Affidavits of candidacy and nomination papers may be picked up in the Auditor’s Office or online at www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/auditors/forms/nompapers.html. In order to qualify for the 2010 General Election a candidate will need at least 76 signatures (At least 250 or 1 percent of registered voters in the county as of July 1 of previous year whichever is less.).

Candidates wanting to run to fill the vacancy must check the “Yes” box next to the question: “Is the candidate running to fill a vacancy due to the death, resignation, removal or temporary appointment of the previous officeholder?” on the affidavit of candidacy and the nomination petitions or convention certificate.

Nomination papers for county supervisor shall be filed in the County Auditor’s Office beginning 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2 and ending 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25.

Because the previous office holder was appointed to the office, the individual declared elected Nov. 2, 2010, must take the oath of office within 10 days after the canvass of votes declaring the individual elected.

For more information please call the Emmet County Auditor’s Office at 712-362-4261.

Iowa Code section 69.14A applies to vacancies in partisan county offices.