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Candidates File In Banner

On the May 14 primary ballot Banner County voters will be electing one commissioner and three school board members.

Newly appointed Banner County commissioner Republican Don Lease has filed as an incumbent. Lease was appointed commissioner in December to complete the term of long-time commissioner Robert Gifford, who resigned. Lease’s current term expires January 5, 2025.

Banner County School Board has three open non-partisan seats with incumbent Laura Baker filing to retain her seat, and John-Robert Faden and Jacob Knaub also filed for the open seats.

Incumbents must file by Feb. 15, and the...