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Several file for area city, school board open positions; filing period ends Tuesday, Aug. 14

By Staff | Aug 5, 2018

The filing period for many local governing bodies opened up on Tuesday, July 31 and will be closing on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

People who wish to sign affidavits of candidacy will pay a small fee and have their names on the General Election ballots on Nov. 6.

Most cities in Faribault County have a mayor’s position and two city council positions that will be open and be on the ballot. Two school boards in the county have positions that will be open as well.

In addition, the Blue Earth Board of Public Works, United Hospital District board of directors and several other entities also will have open seats.

Here is a synopsis of some of the people who have already filed for positions in the county.

Blue Earth the position of mayor is not open as it is a four-year term, but three council members, Russ Erichsrud, Marty Cassem and Wendy Cole, have already filed for re-election. All will be for a four-year term.

Wells a two-year term for mayor is open, now held by David Braun. Lyle Doerr, along with Braun, have officially filed for the position of mayor. Meanwhile, Josh Raimann has filed for the Wells City Council.

Winnebago terms of mayor Jeremiah Schutt and council members Scott Robertson and Paul Eisenmenger expire at the end of the year. The mayor is a two-year term, the council seats are for four years.

According to deputy city clerk Jessica Sturtz, there have been no filings to report yet.

United South Central School Board three four-year terms are open on the USC School Board. Those seats are currently held by Jon Feist, Thomas Legred and Dale Stevermer. However, there has not been any reported filings at this time.

Blue Earth Area School Board four 4-year term positions will be on the ballot this fall. They are currently held by Jesse Haugh, Sheila Ripley, Amber Patten and Sara Hauskins.

No one had filed for the Blue Earth Area School Board as of press time.