Electors promote Jenkins council member Charles Hoffman to mayor

Incumbents Jerimey Flategraff and Andrew Rudlang successfully defend seats from competitors

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JENKINS — Jenkins will have its first new mayor since 2007 in Charles Hoffman, who won election to the two-year seat Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Hoffman received 102 votes to Debbie Siltman's 69 votes. Hoffman is a current city council member, where he's served since 2015. Once he officially becomes mayor in January, the council will need to fill the seat left by his absence, likely by appointment.

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Jon Lubke

Jon Lubke, Jenkins mayor since 2007, sought election to the Crow Wing County Board District 2 seat so did not file for another mayoral term.

Lubke won the county board seat with 4,010 votes to Robin Sylvester's 3,060 votes. Sylvester lives in Pequot Lakes.

Incumbent District 2 County Commissioner Bill Brekken didn’t seek a second four-year term.


Jerimey Flategraff

Elected to four-year Jenkins City Council seats were incumbent Andrew Rudlang with 86 votes and Jerimey Flategraff, who was appointed to his council seat in October 2021, with 103 votes.

Other candidates were Roman Siltman, 73 votes, and Bill Ellis, 52 votes.

There was one write-in vote for mayor and five for council.

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