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Pasco School Board chair completes petition for ballot, while one opponent drops out



hurley.jpgWhile some potential candidates are still pondering whether to run, Pasco School Board chairwoman Joanne Hurley has already completed her petition to appear on the 2012 ballot. 

Hurley learned late last week that the Pasco elections office had received and verified all the 2,918 signatures she needs to qualify for her reelection bid to board District 2. That means she won't have to pay the qualifying fee, something that no candidates avoided in the 2010 .

Don Stephenson, another announced candidate for the post, has turned in 446 signatures so far, according to the elections office. A third candidate, Bryan V. Williams, officially withdrew his name from consideration on Monday. 

Along with the petition race comes the money side of the campaign. Hurley leads there, too.

After the most recent reporting period, ending Dec. 31, Hurley had collected $4,454 in contributions, including $500 donations from five building contractors and a $600 personal loan. Stephenson reported no donations, and personal loans and in-kind donations to his campaign of $2,206.

[Last modified: Monday, February 13, 2012 4:17pm]


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