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BV County incumbents gear up as campaign season gets an early start

Monday, January 21, 2002

Most of the county officials whose offices are up for election this year plan to run for re-election.

Up for election this year are the county attorney, recorder, treasurer, three supervisor seats, as well as township clerks and township trustees positions.

Phil Havens said he plans on seeking a third term as county attorney. He was first elected in 1995.

"I've enjoyed the work, and I feel qualified and want to keep serving," he said yesterday.

Shari O'Bannon, the county recorder, plans to seek a fourth term in her position.

"It's a good job - I enjoy serving the residents of Buena Vista County," she said. "It's an interesting job and keeps you going keeping up with all the legislative changes."

County Treasurer Kathy Bach said she plans on running again as well.

Supervisors Dick Vail, Doug Bruns and Jim Gustafson are up for election, who represent new supervisor districts 1, 2 and 3 respectively. County supervisor districts were redrawn last year following the 2000 Census.

Gustafson, the District 3 supervisor, said he plans on running.

Vail and Bruns could not be reached yesterday.

James Osegaro has announced his candidacy for the district 3 supervisor. Debora Overgaard has announced her candidacy for county recorder.

Information and candidacy information is now available from the county commissioner of elections, Karen Strawn. While nomination papers are available, the date for filing papers does not start until March 4 with a deadline of March 27.

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