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How McKenzie made the ballot for assessor

Gina McKenzie, an independent candidate for assessor, has a whole campaign season to prove to voters she can do the job of running the office that figures out what property is worth.

But she’s already proved adept at getting voters to sign a petition to get her on the ballot.

McKenzie was a late addition to the assessor’s race — so late, in fact, that she didn’t show up in the 5:30 p.m. Friday check of candidates the newspaper made to compile its list for Saturday morning’s paper. We figured we just missed a name on the list, but County Auditor Vicky Dalton explained it was because McKenzie’s petition of candidacy was still being processed at that point.

McKenzie, it turns out, filed for office as an indigent, which means she submitted signatures rather than a filing fee….

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Jim Camden is a veteran political reporter for The Spokesman-Review.


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