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Missoula County is closer to having a new elections administrator, with three finalists to be interviewed by the county commissioners next week.

Monday, the county announced the finalists, selected from 43 applicants. They are Dayna Causby, Michelle Denman and Bradley Seaman.

Seaman, a deputy under former administrator Rebecca Connors, is the county’s Elections Supervisor. He’s worked for the county’s elections office for almost a decade, according to a county news release, starting in 2008 as an elections judge and polling place manager.

Denman also lives in Missoula, working for software company Harris Govern. According to the release, Denman’s work involves designing computer accounting software for public treasurers' and assessors' offices across the county. Before this, Denman spent 15 years as the tax service manager for the Clark County Treasurer’s Office in Washington.

Causby is the director of elections for Cleveland County, North Carolina. She was appointed in 2014 after serving as the deputy director, according to an article in the Shelby Star.

Former elections administrator Connors resigned in December 2017. The job, once part of the elected clerk and recorder’s duties, is appointed by the county commissioners and directly answers to the chief operating officer. The base pay is $36/hour, according to the job posting.

All candidates will be interviewed by the county commissioners on Jan. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 206 of the county’s administration building.

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