Many incumbents file for county office as deadline approaches

 

March 21, 2002



A batch of incumbents have filed for re-election in Hill County, and only one of them appeared to have opposition as of noon today Hill County Commissioner Doug Kaercher.

Republican Byron Welter, the owner of Havre's J.C. Penney catalog store, filed on Monday to run against Kaercher.

"Basically, I felt the county needed a fresh perspective as far as experience and background," Welter, 41, said today. "I feel strongly that this area needs an economic boost, somebody who can work with people who are looking to develop some economic activity in the area."

A 1979 graduate of Havre High School,...



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