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Candidates file for election in county races

Hagadone News Network | March 10, 2024 12:00 AM

The list of candidates running for office in Flathead County remains short.

Commissioner Randy Brodehl has filed for re-election seeking his second term in the position. The Republican last year announced his plan to seek the office again to represent District 3 in the western part of the county.  

No challengers — Republican or Democrat — had filed for the seat as of last week. 

The filing deadline is Monday, March 12 at 5 p.m. 

Sara Fredenberg Smith has filed to run for clerk of court. She now serves as a deputy clerk. 

Longtime incumbent Clerk of Court Peg Allison, a Republican, has not filed for re-election. 

In the district court judge races, incumbents Amy Eddy and Heidi Ulbricht have filed to retain their seats on the bench. 

Eddy was appointed to her position in 2015 and has since won re-election to retain her seat. Ulbricht served as Kalispell municipal judge before being elected to the district court bench in 2012. 

Paul Sullivan and Eric Hummel, who both serve as Justice of the Peace judges, have filed for the Department B spot held by Judge Robert Allison, who is not seeking another term.

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