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Sisters voters have choices to make

Sisters voters will decide who will serve on Sisters City Council. Voters in the greater Sisters area will vote on who will serve as Deschutes County Sheriff for the next four years and on who will serve four years in Position #2 on the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners.

Incumbent Phil Henderson is being challenged for the seat by Phil Chang (see profile of Henderson on page 6 and profile of Chang on page 7).

Stories on the sheriff’s race between incumbent Sheriff Shane Nelson and Bend PD officer Scott Schaeir will be forthcoming in subsequent editions of The Nugget, along with profiles of the five candidates vying for three seats on City Council.

The five candidates for three open positions are: Gary Ross; Elizabeth Fisher; incumbent Andrea Blum; Susan Cobb; and Jennifer Letz.

In addition, local voters will decide on whether to allow additional marijuana-growing operations in unincorporated areas of the county, and vote on bonds to renovate, upgrade, construct and equip library facilities.

Ballots will be mailed out October 14. The last day recommended to mail them in to the County Clerk is October 27. Election Day is November 3, and all ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on election day in order to be counted. Postmarks do not count. There is a secure ballot drop at Sisters City Hall, 520 E. Cascade Ave. Deadline to register to vote is October 13.


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