Late election filers create several races

NEW ULM — Seven candidates will appear on the ballot for the District 88 School Board election this November.

The filing period to appear on the ballot closed 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. This year, three school board members are up for election: Steve Gag, Amanda Groebner and Melissa Sunderman, and all three have filed for reelection.

The incumbents will be joined by new candidates Jo-el Flitter, Gigi (Germaine) Rysdahl, Michael Thom and Nicholas Thiel.

The New Ulm School Board election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

In Courtland, Paul Bode filed for City Council member-at-large Tuesday, creating a race with Pamela Rodewald, who filed Aug. 5.

Justin Kraus filed for a councilor at large special election Aug. 5.

Courtland Mayor Al Poehler also filed for office Tuesday.

Kevin Ostermann filed for Nicollet City Council councilor-at-large Tuesday, creating a race. Philip Radel filed Aug. 9.

Nicollet Mayor Fred Froehlich filed for office Aug. 3.

Don Hazen filed for Redwood Falls City Council member-at-large Monday, and Jim Sandgren filed Aug. 2.

Johnny Gustafson filed for mayor and James Eitel filed for Stewart City Council Tuesday. Curt Glaeser filed for City Council Aug. 3. Two seats are open.

Jerry Huiras filed for mayor in Morgan Tuesday.

The Springfield City Council has a race for Ward 2 after Shelly Frantz filed for office Monday and Andrew Renner filed Tuesday.

Comfrey Mayor Gary Richter filed Monday. Darlene Arnsdorf and Rick Kastner filed Aug. 3 and Aug 16 respectively for two open City Council seats.

A race developed Monday when Nathan Loewy and Pete Schuckert filed for the Winthrop School Board seat on the Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop School Board. Casey J. Prochniak of Gibbon filed Aug. 8.

The Springfield School Board has a race for three open seats with four candidates — Jeffrey A. Kretsch, Shannon Duffy Peterson, Jessica Potter and Victor Thatcher.

The Nicollet School Board has three candidates for three seats. Cathy Blowers and Adam Erickson filed Monday and Abbi Carleton filed Tuesday.


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