Late changes and filings fill May ballot

By John L. Braese
The Enterprise
For a mundane election that usually draws 30 percent voter turnout, candidates for the Treasure Valley Community College board seats last week created last-second drama for ballot spots.
A crowd gathered at the Malheur County Courthouse right up until 5 p.m. closing time Thursday, planning out who should run against whom.
In actions that reminded some of 1930s Chicago style politics, candidates swapped positions and names to boost their chances and weaken opponents.
When the clock ticked to 5 and filings were cut off, voters were left with an unusual number of contested races.
The majority of the changes took place in the TVCC filings. The filing day opened with incumbents Darlene McConnell and Roger Findley appearing to be unopposed to retain their seats.
Findley originally filed . . .