La Paz County is preparing for the 2020 election, with candidates beginning to register for most of the key offices countywide.
Seats that will be decided next year include all three County Supervisors, County Assessor, County Attorney, County Recorder, County Sheriff, County Superintendent of Schools and County Treasurer.
If they decide to run for the offices they currently hold, the incumbents in the above races will be Supervisor D.L. Wilson, Supervisor Duce Minor, Supervisor Holly Irwin, Assessor Anna Camacho, County Attorney Tony Rogers, Sheriff Bill Risen, Superintendent Jacquline Price and Treasurer Leah Castro.
One elected official who will not be running again is Recorder Shelly Baker. As the longest-serving official in La Paz County at present, Baker was first elected in November 2004 and took office the following January. She recently announced her decision to retire.
“I will be retiring at the end of this year to spend more time with family and to pursue other opportunities,” Baker told Parker Live. “I would like to thank the residents of La Paz for putting their faith in me these last 15 years. It has truly been an honor and privilege to serve as the La Paz County Recorder.”
The next County Recorder will be appointed to serve after Baker’s retirement and then voters will decide the seat in the 2020 election.
People interested in running will pick up ‘packets’ from the County Elections Department beginning now, and will run as party candidates in the primaries next summer before going on to the general election in November.
Also up for election throughout the County will be board seats for school, fire, water, hospital and sanitary districts.