Painter, Kriz File
No surprise - they had the papers out at the caucuses - but two more Johnson County incumbents, Recorder Kim Painter and Treasurer Tom Kriz, both filed for re-election Friday afternoon.
That completes the set of five incumbents filed for re-election, as Painter and Kriz join Supervisors Janelle Rettig and Sally Stutsman and County Attorney Janet Lyness. Democratic primary challengers, and of course, Republicans, have until next Wednesday to qualify for the June 8 ballot.
Painter and Kriz both won spirited primaries in 1998; my favorite story that makes the "Johnson County Democratic primaries are about local offices" point is that 1,000 more people voted for recorder than for governor in the June 1998 primary. (Could this cycle be the exception to that rule?)
Painter also won a contested general election in 1998, but Kriz was unopposed that fall, and neither has seen an opponent since.