Davis County leaders split county clerk/auditor’s office
FARMINGTON — Davis County commissioners, as anticipated, have approved a measure to split the Davis County Clerk/Auditor’s Office into two separate offices.
They voted unanimously on Tuesday for the change, which stems from increased demand for the office’s services as Davis County’s population grows. The change means there will be two separate offices handling the functions now under the umbrella of the single office. The new offices, the Davis County Clerk’s Office and the Davis County Auditor’s Office, will each be headed by an elected official.
The Davis County Clerk/Auditor’s Office post, now held by Curtis Koch, comes up for election this year. Per Tuesday’s action, voters will now vote on the two posts in upcoming elections. The clerk functions of the clerk/auditor’s office include election oversight while the auditor functions focus on managing and overseeing county spending and budgeting.
The formal filing period to run for state and county posts doesn’t start until March 7. But the period for candidates to file their intent to gather signatures to get on the ballot has already started and Michelle Scharf, a Republican, has given notice she plans to seek a place on the ballot via petition for the clerk/auditor’s post.
In light of Tuesday’s action, County Commissioner Lorene Kamalu said signatures gathered in such circumstances may be applied to a bid for either post, the auditor’s or clerk’s seat.