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Several area cities to have new mayors in 2015

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Several area cities will have new mayors in 2015, including Breezy Point, Emily, Fifty Lakes, Lake Shore, Nisswa, Pequot Lakes and Pine River.

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The candidate filing period for cities, townships and school boards closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12. The following area candidates for city council and school board positions will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Backus

Mayor: Kurt Sawyer, incumbent; Chuck Dufour.

Council, four-year (two seats): Anne Birge, current council member appointed in 2013; Rae Borst, incumbent.

Council, two-year (one seat): Karl Flier, current council member appointed in 2014.

Breezy Point

Mayor: Tom Lillehei, current council member whose term expires this year. Incumbent JoAnn Weaver did not file for re-election.

Council (two seats): Gary Bakken; Michael Moroni, current council member appointed in December 2013.

Chickamaw Beach

Mayor: Donald Van Vorst, incumbent.

Council (two seats): Murel Backman, incumbent; Wayne Sherwood, incumbent.

Crosslake

Mayor: Darrin Mitchell; Steve Roe, current council member whose term expires this year; Darrell Schneider, incumbent.

Council (two seats): Peter Abler, Jeff Bisson, Patty Norgaard, Dave Schrupp, Darrell Shannon, Douglas C. Steele. Incumbent John Moengen did not file for re-election.

East Gull Lake

Council, four-year (two seats): Jim Ruttger, incumbent; Scott Hoffman, current council member appointed in 2014.

Emily

Mayor: Roger (Buddy) Lund. Incumbent George Pepek did not file for re-election.

Council (two seats): Dan Barrett, incumbent; Laura Leckband; Jan Mosman, incumbent; Bill Spiess.

Fifty Lakes

Mayor: Tim Anick; Richard Schiller.

Four-year council seat (two seats): Steve Biwer; Ken Hersey, current mayor; Steve O'Bryan; Gordy Reller; Jodie Schrupp, incumbent; Fred Strohmeier. Incumbent Les Degner did not file for re-election.

Hackensack

Council (two seats): Gus Kaubisch, incumbent; Deb Rateike, incumbent.

Jenkins

Mayor: Jon Lubke, incumbent.

Council, four-year (two seats): William Ellis, incumbent; Tim Hidde, incumbent; Charles Hoffman; Donna Stricker, current council member appointed in 2014.

Council, two-year (one seat): Christopher Teich.

Lake Shore

Mayor: John Poston, current council member.

Council (two seats): Doug Miller, incumbent; John Terwilliger, current mayor.

Incumbent Susan Amacher did not file for re-election.

Manhattan Beach

Mayor: Paul Allen, incumbent.

Four-year council seat (two seats): Clyde Brodt, incumbent; Marlene Yurek, incumbent.

Nisswa

Mayor: Harold Kraus; John Ryan. Incumbent Brian Lehman did not file for re-election.

Council, four-year (two seats): Don Jacobson; Ross Krautkremer, current council member appointed in June; Joe Meyer, current council member appointed in 2013.

Council, two-year (one seat): Foster "Woody" Haecker; Fred Heidmann; Gregg Sellner, current council member appointed in April.

Pequot Lakes

Mayor: David Kennedy; Dave Sjoblad, current council member whose term expires this year. Incumbent Nancy Adams did not file for re-election.

Council, four-year (two seats): Jerry Akerson, incumbent; Gregg Karr; Randy Loukota.

Pine River

Mayor: Tamara Hansen, current council member; Lynn Hollaran. Incumbent Jim Sabas did not file for re-election.

Council, four-year (two seats): Tony DeSanto, incumbent; Mark Edwards; Patty Melby, incumbent; Debra Ostlund.

Council, two-year (one seat): Tammy Hamilton, current council member appointed in 2013; Gary Siltman.

Pequot Lakes School Board

Four-year seat (three seats): Brandon Andersen, incumbent; Derrek Johnson, incumbent; Valarie Wallin, incumbent.

Pine River-Backus School Board

Four-year term (four seats): Lee Aimers; Richie Bean; Katy Lee Botz, incumbent; Leslie Bouchonville, current board member appointed in 2013; Garny Gaffey, incumbent; Jason Marcum, Current board member appointed in 2013; Jerry Peterson; Sandy Poferl, incumbent; Dawn Rubner.

Two-year term (one seat): David Sheley, incumbent; Michael Griep

Brainerd School Board (includes Nisswa Elementary School)

Four-year term (three seats): Charles Black Lance of Baxter; Bill Cruz of Nisswa; Tom Haglin, incumbent, of Nisswa; Bob Loreno of Baxter; Ruth Nelson, incumbent, of East Gull Lake; and Chris Robinson, incumbent, of Baxter.

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