Friday is the opening day for election filings and no sooner had the Cache County Clerk’s office opened this morning had one candidate filed for re-election. That candidate was the county clerk herself, Jill Zollinger.
Zollinger said no one was there at the time and she decided it would be a good time to practice and make sure everything was working. It was, everything worked and before she knew it her candidacy was official.
Zollinger said she always planned to file for another term because she has thoroughly enjoyed the job during the 14 years she has served. She was a deputy clerk for several years before her first election.
During the past year there has been a reorganization of elected offices and Zollinger is actually now the Cache County Clerk-Auditor.
Just minutes after her filing, Cache County Sheriffs Sgt. Mark Maughan came in to file for the office of County Executive.
By mid-morning 12 people had filed for various offices. Boyd Pugmire also filed Friday morning for the County Executive position. County Treasurer Karen Jeppesen has also opted not to run again and deputy treasurer Denise Lindsay filed to replace her.
Also filing were incumbent County Attorney James Swink, Sheriff Lynn Nelson, and Recorder Mike Gleed.
Incumbent First Judicial Judge Thomas Willmore also filed for another four years on the bench. Christy Cooley, Alan Grunig, Bart Baird and Lisa Hopkins also filed for school board seats.