Unaffiliated Candidate Turned In A Stack Of Petitions Monday
It's Mandatory For All Unaffiliated Candidates To Get Put On The November Ballot
An unaffiliated candidate running for Mesa County Commissioner turned in a stack of petitions Monday so she could be placed on the November ballot.
Jana Bingham-Gerow is one of the candidates for county commissioner in District One. But since she's running as an unaffiliated candidate she has to get supporting signatures to get put on the final ballot.
She needs a minimum of 750 signatures, but says she turned in about 1,200 on Monday because she did not want to risk not having enough signatures.
"In order to qualify on the petition signatures they have to be currently living at the address that they're registered to vote," Bingham-Gerow said. "And a lot of times people think they are and they've moved or something it just doesn't quite work out."
Bingham-Gerow says she's running unaffiliated because she does not think the office should side with one party over the other.
She says as a county commissioner you do not vote on issues based on political party.
She wants the community to know she will look at all cases equally and do what's best for the county.
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