by Hank Sims
Interested in being Humboldt County's next tax man?
On the very last possible day to file for this race, longtime Humboldt County Treasurer/Tax Collector sent out a press release saying that he would not file for reelection. Instead, Strawn said, he would be supporting his assistant, John Bartholomew.
"[Bartholomew]'s knowledge of investments from his many years in the financial industry has been a great asset to protect the public's money while earning interest," Strawn wrote. "Few have his high level of ethics and desire to help their fellow citizens."
Potential challengers have until the end of the business day to file. The other races closing today include Fifth District Supervisor, Sheriff and Assessor.
UPDATE: Actually, the date on this here fax seems to read March 12.