County auditor- recorder resigns

Special board of supervisors meeting set for Monday

Raymond,Deanne

Deanne Raymond resigned as Marshall County Auditor-Recorder effective Friday afternoon as she and her family completed a move out of the county.

“In the best interest of our family, we decided that where we were going was going to be out-of-county,” Raymond said of moving to nearby Tama County.

Because Raymond is no longer a Marshall County resident, she cannot serve as an elected county official under state law.

“Per the Iowa Code, it goes to (Marshall County Treasurer) Jarret Heil,” Raymond said of the immediate auditor-recorder replacement.

The position will be discussed at 9 a.m. on Monday as the Marshall County Board of Supervisors hold a special session at the Marshall County Courthouse, 1 E. Main St.

“They’re going to accept my resignation at that meeting, that will be the first order of business,” Raymond said. “The second thing is they have to fill the auditor and recorder vacancy; it still falls to the treasurer, but they’re going to put it in just so it’s very official.”

Raymond was appointed to the auditor-recorder position in February of 2015 to fill the vacancy left by Dawn Williams. Raymond was then formally elected to the office in November of 2016.

“I’m sad that, just because I made a decision family-wise, I can no longer serve the county,” Raymond said. “I’ve been here for over five years, I’m very sad that I’m having to go just because of where I live.”

According to the Iowa Secretary of State website, the board of supervisors can decide if the vacancy will be filled by appointment or by special election. If the appointment route is taken, it must be made within 40 days after the vacancy occurs.

For more information on filling vacancies in partisan county offices, visit the Iowa Secretary of State website at https://sos.iowa.gov

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