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Commissioners say no thanks to pay raises

After safety levy passes, committee agrees to increases for clerk, treasurer and assessor

Three Polk County elected officials will receive raises in fiscal year 2015-16, while others, including all three Polk County Commissioners, will not see an increase in pay.

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Apathy reigned in BOC race

Nearly 5,900 under votes recorded in county election won by Pope

The margin of victory was just 11 votes.

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It’s going to a recount

Pope leads Jaffer by slimmest of margins for commissioner seat

The long-awaited outcome of the Polk County Board of Commissioner Position No. 2 race may finally be resolved.

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BOC race a nail-biter

Incumbent Pope has two-vote lead on challenger Jaffer

The race for Polk County commissioner, Position No. 2, between incumbent Craig Pope and challenger Danny Jaffer is still up in the air as they sit in a virtual tie — separated by only two votes — as of Tuesday morning.

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Board of Commissioners race draws familiar foes

Polk county Commissioner, Position 2 candidates and Your Ballot


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