The candidates who want to run for both the short term in the old 1st Congressional District and a full term will have to pay the filing fee twice.
A candidate will need to pay $1,740 – 1 percent of the annual congressional salary – to file for the full term or collect 1,740 signatures, and meet the same standard to file for the short term.
Candidates file for ballot positions May 14-18. Both the short term and the full term will appear on the August primary ballot, with the top two vote getters in each position advancing to the general election.
Evan Smith can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.