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Only 1 candidate applies for Idaho county prosecutor job

January 16, 2019

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — Officials say only one person has applied to be appointed as Bingham County prosecutor, and the deadline for applications is looming.

The Idaho State Journal reports the current prosecutor, Cleve Colson, has been appointed magistrate judge. That means The Bingham County Republican Party is expected to submit three nominees for the position to the county commissioners. The only applicant so far is the current chief deputy prosecuting attorney, Norman Paul Rogers. The deadline to apply is Jan. 24.

Dan Cravens is the chairman of the Bingham County Republican Party. He says the party has tried to follow the statute, but if they only have one person apply, that’s the name they’ll nominate.

They have no shortage of people to choose from for another post, however. County Coroner Mike Gardner is retiring this month, and so far six people have applied for that job.

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Information from: Idaho State Journal, http://www.journalnet.com

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