Modoc County voters could face some choices in the June primary election.
Several positions will be for grabs in the June 3 primary, including two supervisor positions, sheriff, district attorney and two Alturas City Council slots.
David Allen, who represents District One, or Surprise Valley, and Geri Byrne, who represents District 5, which includes the Tulelake Basin, are up for election. Both have indicated they will seek new terms.
Also up for election are District Attorney Jordan Funk, Sheriff Mike Poindexter, Treasurer-Tax Collector Cheryl Knoch, Assessor Cheri Budmark, and Auditor-Recorder Darcy Locken. All have indicated they will seek re-election.
Election officials said Alturas Police Chief Ken Barnes has taken out papers to collect signatures in lieu of filing fees for the sheriff’s position.
The two Alturas council positions on the June ballot are currently held by Mayor John Dederick and council member Keith Jacques. Dederick has indicated he will try for a new term while Jacques previously said he would not seek re-election. City Treasurer Heather MacDonnell will seek a four-year term.
The filing period for Alturas city offices is Feb. 7 through March 7, while the filing period for the county is Feb. 10 to March 7. Candidates for county offices can collect signatures in-lieu of filing fees through Feb. 20. Information and forms are available at the Modoc County Clerk’s Office in Alturas.
A separate recall election for Supervisor Jim Wills, who represents District 4, which includes Canby, is scheduled April 8. At the Modoc County Supervisors meeting Monday, Wills was elected board chairman and supervisor Kathy Alves was named vice chair.