Only one candidate is running for each of the following county-level offices. It would take 25 valid write-in votes for an additional candidate to be considered in an uncontested race.

Assessor: Democrat Melissa “Mel” Shinkle is on the ballot for Teton County assessor. The assessor is responsible for appraising and setting values for private and public property in the county. Shinkle served in the Teton County clerk’s office for 20 years before being appointed assessor in August 2017.

“I am committed to providing fair and uniform assessments within each class of property,” Shinkle said, “even though that comes with a lot of tough decisions, and even tougher discussions.”

Attorney: Democrat Erin Weisman is running for the office of Teton County attorney. The county attorney is responsible for prosecuting crime in Teton County and legally representing the county and its departments.

Weisman is now a deputy county attorney. For five years she has focused on litigation and appeals, often related to land use and planning matters. Incumbent Teton County attorney Steve Weichman, who has held the office for more than 20 years, is not seeking re-election.

Clerk: Republican Sherry Daigle is seeking re-election to her post as Teton County clerk, a role she’s held for 20 years. The clerk’s office provides a variety of services, including accounting for the county and running elections.

Clerk of District Court: Democrat Anne Comeaux Sutton is seeking re-election to the office of clerk of District Court. The clerk is responsible for processing and managing case files and court records for the Ninth Judicial District Court of Teton County.

Coroner: Democrat Brent Blue is seeking re-election as Teton County coroner. The coroner is tasked with providing accurate and timely death investigation services.

Treasurer: Republican Katie Smits is on the ballot for Teton County treasurer. Smits is running for an open seat vacated by the current treasurer, Donna Baur.

Smits has worked in the Teton County treasurer’s office as the financial accountant for about two years and has been in governmental and nonprofit accounting for more than two decades.

The treasurer is responsible for collecting revenue responsibly and with accountability.

Smits said she wants to continue the trajectory of Baur’s time at the helm by diligently following state statutes that dictate the treasurer’s office’s duties, from county revenue collection to motor vehicle registration.

Contact Allie Gross at 732-7063, county@jhnewsandguide.com or @JHNGcounty.

Allie Gross covers Teton County government. Originally from the Chicago area, she joined the News&Guide in 2017 after studying politics and Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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