Candidate re-enters race for District 5 supervisor

Debra Moore
Staff Writer

As the March 7 deadline to file papers for the June election approaches, it appears that four men will be running for District 5 supervisor: incumbent Jon Kennedy and challengers Mark Dougan, Jeff Engel and Jim Judd.

Judd had indicated that he would seek the position, but then withdrew that intention, citing a lack of time to adequately build a foundation to address the issues facing the county.

But those who support his candidacy weren’t happy with that decision and pressed him to reconsider.

Following a Feb. 21 meeting with his supporters, Judd re-entered the race.

Judd is a businessman who operates his Sonoma-based company from his Clio home.

The other candidates are Clio resident Mark Dougan, who was a member of the 2012-13 grand jury, and local businessman and longtime resident Jeff Engel.

The latter returned his in-lieu signatures to the county clerk’s office by the Feb. 20 deadline. In-lieu signatures allow candidates to offset a portion of their filing fees.

Two other individuals also submitted their in-lieus: Auditor Roberta Allen and Micheline Miglis, the county superintendent of schools.

Other candidates for county office will pay their full filing fees when they file declarations of candidacy due March 7.

Other officeholders who have announced their intention to seek re-election include:

District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall

Sheriff Greg Hagwood

District Attorney David Hollister

Clerk-Recorder Kathy Williams

Treasurer Julie White

Assessor Chuck Leonhardt

Election Day is June 3. The elections office will send out vote-by-mail ballots May 5.

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