Filing to open July 29 for city, township, school board positions
The filing period for area city, township and school board positions will run Tuesday, July 29, through Tuesday, Aug. 12. File for Pequot Lakes or Pine River-Backus school board offices with the school administrative officer, and for city offices...
The filing period for area city, township and school board positions will run Tuesday, July 29, through Tuesday, Aug. 12.
File for Pequot Lakes or Pine River-Backus school board offices with the school administrative officer, and for city offices with the city clerk. Filing fee is $2.
Most area mayor seats and two four-year city council seats will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot for area cities, as well as three four-year Pequot Lakes School Board seats, and four four-year and one two-year Pine River-Backus School Board seats.
The Crosslake Community School Board will hold elections at the school's fall parent-teacher conferences Oct. 21 and 24, and voting is open to parents of students, staff and students over age 18. There are eight positions on the board with two-year terms, including four teacher members, two or three parent members and at least one community member. Community members must not have any affiliation with the school.
East Gull Lake, Manhattan Beach and Hackensack are the only area cities with a four-year mayoral term. The Manhattan Beach mayor's seat will be on the ballot in November; the East Gull Lake and Hackensack mayors' terms are not up for election this year.
To file for township offices, visit the town board clerk. Filing fee is $2. The following area townships in Crow Wing County are among those that will hold officer elections Nov. 4: Gail Lake, Jenkins, Lake Edward, Little Pine, Mission, Pelican, Perry Lake, Ross Lake, Timothy and Wolford.
All townships in Cass County hold officer elections in November, except Kego Township, which held elections in March.
Following is a list of area school board and city council members and mayors whose terms expire this year and whose seats will be on the ballot.
Crosslake School Board
School board members, two-year: Parent members Tim Hendrickson and Ronda Veit, and teacher members Beverly Loeffler and Kate Davis.
School board members, one-year: Teacher member Julie Bonfig was appointed to fill the remainder of a teacher term, so the remaining one year will be on the ballot. Community member Kim Larson enrolled her child in the school, so is no longer eligible for the role. The ballot will include the remaining one year of her term.
Pequot Lakes School Board
School Board members: Brandon Andersen, Derrek Johnson and Valarie Wallin.
Pine River-Backus School Board
School board members, four-year: Leslie Bouchonville, appointed in February 2013 after John Palmer resigned, Katy Botz, Garny Gaffey and Sandy Poferl.
School board member, two-year: Jason Marcum, appointed in March 2013 after Barb Beck resigned.
Mayor: Kurt Sawyer.
Council members, four-year: Ann Birge, appointed in 2013 after Jim Thomas resigned, and Rae Borst.
Council member, two-year: Karl Flier, appointed in February after Richard Bean resigned mid-term, holds a seat that will be on the ballot as a special two-year term to expire in 2016.
Mayor: JoAnn Weaver.
Council members: Tom Lillehei and Michael Moroni.
Mayor: Donald Van Vorst.
Council members: Murel Backman and Wayne Sherwood.
Mayor: Darrell Schneider.
Council members: John Moengen and Steve Roe.
East Gull Lake
Council members: Scott Hoffman and Jim Ruttger.
Mayor: George Pepek
Council members, four-year: Dan Barrett, appointed in August 2013 after Bob Swanson resigned, and Jan Mosman.
Mayor: Ken Hersey.
Council members: Les Degner and Jodie Schrupp.
Council members: Gus Kaubisch and Deb Rateike.
Mayor: Jon Lubke.
Council members, four-year: Tim Hidde and Bill Ellis.
Council member, two-year: Donna Stricker, appointed in February after Gary Brown died mid-term, holds a seat that will be on the ballot as a special two-year term to expire in 2016.
Mayor: John Terwilliger.
Council members: Susan Amacher and Doug Miller.
Mayor: Paul Allen.
Council members: Clyde Brodt and Marlene Yurek.
Mayor: Brian Lehman.
Council members, four-year: Ross Krautkremer, appointed in June after Tina Foster resigned, and Joe Meyer, appointed last fall after Lenny Hodgson resigned.
Council member, two-year: Gregg Sellner, appointed in April after Jan Pierce resigned mid-term, holds a seat that will be on the ballot as a special two-year term to expire in 2016.
Mayor: Nancy Adams.
Council members: Jerry Akerson and Dave Sjoblad.
Mayor: Jim Sabas.
Council members, four-year: Tony DeSanto and Patty Melby.
Council member, two-year: Tammy Hamilton, appointed in May 2013 after Ron Derksen resigned mid-term, holds a seat that will be on the ballot as a special two-year term to expire in 2016.