Filing opened Tuesday for positions on the Sibley East Board of Education, Gaylord City Council, New Auburn City Council, mayor of Gaylord and New Auburn, and for township offices.
No one had filed for school board and city offices in Gaylord and New Auburn as of early Tuesday afternoon.
Three, four-year terms and one, two-year term on the Sibley East Board of Education will be filled at the general election Nov. 2. The three, four-year terms on the election ballot are currently held by Scott Dose, Anne Karl, and Dan Woehler. The two-year term is currently held by Tim Dolan, who was appointed to fill the unexpired term of Jodi Hanson until the end of this year.
An affidavit of candidacy must be filed in the office of the school district clerk and a $2 filing fee paid.
In the City of Gaylord, three City Council seats and the position of mayor are up for election. The terms of council members Pat Pinske, Brenda Pautsch, and Jessica Uecker will expire the end of the year. The mayor’s position is currently held by Doug Quast.
In order to run for election, a nominating petition must be obtained from the City office. The petition must have signatures of at least 50 City residents.
New Auburn residents will election two, four-year terms on the City Council, one, two-year term on the City Council, and a mayor. The four-year terms of council members Catherine Lorenz and Elizabeth Frahm will expire the end of the year. The two-year council seat is currently held by Doug Munsch, who was appointed last year to fill Mike Hauan’s unexpired term. Roger Becker currently serves as New Auburn’s mayor.
Candidates file for office at the City office.
Although all area townships will elect a clerk and one supervisor, three townships are holding special elections to fill unexpired terms of board members.
Sibley Township will be electing a treasurer, in addition to a clerk and supervisor. Township residents will be voting to fill the unexpired term of treasurer Karl Dietz, who died last year. Since Dietz’s death, clerk David Kahle has also filled the treasurer’s position.
Kelso and Transit Townships will be holding special elections to fill unexpired terms of supervisors. Kelso Township residents will need to fill a two-year supervisor position, which was held by Maurice Buck until his death. Buck’s wife, Mary Ann, has been appointed to fill the position. Transit Township will hold a special election to fill a two-year supervisor’s position, created by the resignation of Arden Kuehn. Brad Voss had been appointed to fill the vacancy.
To file for township office, interested candidates must contact the respective township clerks.
Filing closes August 17 at 5 p.m.