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The purpose for the prohibition on county election administrators running for or holding elected office is obviously to eliminate potential conflicts of interest which could lead to abuse of power. In small counties with fewer people available to administer elections and hold office it makes sense from an administrative standpoint to make an exception that is carefully crafted to still prevent a conflict of interest. This bill does that. The bill also furthers individual liberty by allowing affected county elections administrators to engage in political activities that they otherwise would not be able to. We support HB 3055.