Candidates trickle in with incumbents, newcomers filing in Cass, Crow Wing counties

No more area political races emerge on third day of filings

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Two incumbent Pine River-Backus School Board members and the incumbent Nisswa mayor will seek a return to office after filing Thursday, Aug. 4, along with an appointed Pequot Lakes City Council member, a longtime Lake Shore City Council and former mayor, and a newcomer in Backus.

More candidate filing news

The candidate filing period for city council/mayor, school board and township seats remains open through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Following is a list of area candidates who had filed for office as of 5 p.m. Thursday, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

Pine River-Backus School Board

  • Four four-year school board terms: Wanda Carlson (incumbent), Ryan Trumble (incumbent).

Pequot Lakes

  • Two four-year city council terms: Dan Ronning (appointed council member).

Breezy Point

  • Two-year mayor term: Angel Zierden.
  • One two-year city council term: Steve Jensen.


  • Two-year mayor term: Carla Bainbridge, Dave Nevin (incumbent).
  • Two four-year city council terms: Jayme A. Knapp.


  • Two-year mayor term: John Ryan (incumbent).
  • Two four-year city council terms: Jesse Zahn (appointed council member), Mark Froehle (appointed council member).

Lake Shore

  • Two four-year city council terms: John Terwilliger (incumbent).


  • Two four-year city council terms: Barb Sherlock.

East Gull Lake

  • Two four-year city council terms: James Ritter.


  • Two-year mayor term: Roger (Buddy) Lund.
  • Two four-year city council terms: Bill Spiess, Dave Johnson, Gregory Koch.


Area Crow Wing County townships

  • Gail Lake Township: David C. Bramman, supervisor seat 2. Donald L. Lohse, supervisor seat 3. Catherine Erickson, town clerk.
  • Jenkins Township: James Olsen, town clerk.
  • Little Pine: Norman Hawley, town supervisor seat B. Nan Hawley, town treasurer.

Area Cass County townships

  • Birch Lake: John Freeman, town supervisor seat 2. Nicholas Daigle and Tony Peterson, town supervisor seat 3.

Visit Friday, Aug. 5, for an update on area candidate filings.

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