A resolution setting qualifying fees for candidates seeking various political offices was approved unanimously by the Baldwin County Board of Commissioners at Tuesday night’s first meeting of the new year.

“Each election year, we are required by O.C.G.A. 21-2-131 to set and publish qualifying fees for each county office, no later than Feb. 1,” according to Baldwin County Assistant County Manager Dawn Hudson. “You have a resolution before you to approve those qualifying fees.”

Hudson, who also serves as county finance director, explained that the qualifying fees for county offices are calculated based on three percent of the base salary for all county officer holders with the exception of the solicitor general and coroner.

“For the solicitor general and coroner, they are based on three percent of the prior year gross income,” Hudson said.

The qualifying fees for the following offices in Baldwin County are as follows:

  • Sheriff - $2,107
  • Solicitor General - $3,307
  • Probate Judge - $1,691
  • Magistrate Judge - $975
  • Tax Commissioner - $1,691
  • Clerk of Superior Court - $1,691
  • County Commission Districts, 1,2,3,4, and 5 - $180
  • Board of Education Districts, 2,3, and 4 - $108
  • Coroner - $557
  • Surveyor - $25  

Those figures also published in Public Notices, which begin on page 5B of todays edition of The Union-Recorder.

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