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Special district positions open

Local special districts will have open board positions during the May 16 Primary Election, and the deadline to apply as a candidate and appear on the ballot is March 16.

Open school district positions include:

Santiam Canyon (positions 1, 3 and 4).

Scio School District (positions 1 and 4).

Open fire district positions include:

Gates RFPD (positions 1, 4 and 5).

Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Protection District (positions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5).

Lyons RFPD (positions 1, 4 and 5).

Mill City RFPD (positions 1, 2, 3 and 5).

Scio RFPD (positions 3 and 4).

Lyons-Mehama Water District has positions 1 and 3 open.

For more information including how to apply, contact the Linn County Clerk’s Office at 541- 967-3831 or Candidates in Gates, Detroit and Idanha should contact the Marion County Clerk’s Office at 503-588-5225 or go to

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