Starting with next June’s primary election, anyone running to become a member of the Floyd County Board of Supervisors will have to reside in the yet-to-be-determined district they wish to represent.
Since 1970, the three supervisors have each been selected at-large, which allowed candidates to live anywhere in the county and seek election to office. The Coalition for Better County Government advocated for the change to three equal population districts with one supervisor representing each district. That Plan 3 on the August 3rd special election ballot passed with 67% of the ballots cast.
Coalition President Gordon Boge says his group has candidates eager to run.
Will Boge become a candidate himself?
With the change in election format, current Supervisor Board Chair Linda Tjaden, whose term was scheduled to run through 2024, would have to seek re-election next year. The terms of fellow supervisors Doug Kamm and Roy Schwickerath run through the end of 2022, but they could also seek re-election. All have offered “no comment” on their future plans.