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Filing period for office opens Monday

"Want to serve on the school board, parks board, Langley council, or some other elected body? Then you have to file next week.The filing period opens Monday, July 23 and continues through Friday, July 27 at the Island County Auditor's Office in Coupeville. This is an off-year election in which all offices on the ballot will be non-partisan.The Langley City Council has two openings for positions presently held by Dione Murray and Doug Allderdice. Murray has announced she will not run for another term.South Whidbey School District positions open include seats presently held by Wendy Alexander and Jim Adsley, neither of whom have publicly committed to running again. Helen Johnson has announced she will run for Alexander's position.The Port of South Whidbey has one position available, the one presently held by Jan Smith.On the South Whidbey Parks District, positions held by Curt Gordon, Jim Porter and Dave Haworth will be on the ballot this fall. All three say they will run again.Fire District 3, which serves all of South Whidbey, has one seat up for election, the one currently held by Bill Benjamin.Positions are also available on the boards of several water districts, including Bayview Beach, Freeland, Lagoon Point, Ledgewood Beach, Saratoga, Scatchet Head and Admiral's Cove, as well as the Holmes Harbor Sewer District.For details about how to file, stop by the Auditor's Office in the Island County Courthouse or call 321-5111. "

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