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General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 8

Voters to choose president, congressional, state, city, school board, township officials

 

All McLeod County residents will be voting for president, vice president, and the District 7 U.S. Congressional seat Tuesday, Nov. 8, in the general election.
Vying for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 7 are incumbent Collin Peterson, D-Detroit Lakes, who is being challenged by Dave Hughes, R-Karlstad.
All county voters also will be voting for the Minnesota House District 18B seat, in which incumbent Glenn Gruenhagen, R-Glencoe, is being challenged by Darrel Mosel, D-Gaylord. Most in the county will vote for the Minnesota District 18 Senate seat, in which incumbent Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, is being challenged by Amy Wilde, D-Dassel.
There are also local elections for three McLeod County commissioner districts, the Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board, area city councils, and some McLeod County Townships.
County Board candidates include incumbent Paul Wright and Rob Raiche in District 3, and Jeff Nies, Rich Pohlmeier and write-in candidate Ane Fitzgerald in District 4. District 1 Commissioner Ron Shimanski is running unopposed.
District 1 includes the cities of Lester Prairie, Silver Lake and Winsted, and Bergen, Hale and Winsted townships. District 3 includes city of Hutchinson Precinct 3 and Stewart, and Collins, Lynn, Penn and Round Grove townships. District 4 includes the cities of Biscay, Brownton and Hutchinson Precinct 1, and Hassan Valley, Rich Valley and Sumter townships.
• Glencoe-Silver Lake School Board — There are three openings, and incumbents Jamie Alsleben, Kevin Kuester and Donna VonBerge are all running uncontested.
Candidates for mayor and city council in Glencoe and the immediate surrounding area are:
• Glencoe — Incumbent Mayor Randy Wilson filed fo re-election. Jeffrey Scharpe on Monday announced a write-in campaign for the seat. Precinct 1 incumbent Dan Perschau is being challenged by Milan Alexander, and Precinct 4 incumbent Kevin Dietz is being challenged by Cory Neid.
• Biscay — Incumbent mayor Thomas Urban is running unopposed. There are four council seats up for election, for which there are three candidates: Dennis Schwanke, Donovan Dose and LeRoy G. Knoll.
• Brownton — Incumbent Mayor Norman Schwarze is being challenged by Tyler Raddatz. There are two open city council seats with four candidates, including incumbents Brian Dressel and Tim Olson, and challengers Larry D. Durbin and Tina Rahey.
• Hutchinson — Incumbent Mayor Gary Forcier is running unopposed. Vying in Precinct 3 are Steve Cook and William Teetzel, while Precinct 4 candidates are incumbent Chad C. Czmowski and Joel Uldrych.
• Plato — There are four candidates for two open council seats, and they include Jami Krueger, Dennis Oltmann, Eric Seeman and Stacy Sohns. The mayor is not up for election this year.
• Silver Lake — Incumbent Mayor Bruce Bebo is being challenged by James Pavlish, and incumbent City Council candidates Brenda Fogarty and Nolan Johnson and running unopposed.
• Stewart — The mayor seat is opening, but no candidates filed. Filing for the City Council were incumbents Carol Altrichter and Kevin Klucas, both of whom are running unopposed. There also is a two-year council term open, and no one filed for that.
• New Auburn — Incumbent Mayor Doug Munsch is being challenged by Fred Grack. There are three candidates for two open seats on the council: Becky Brockhoff, Dennis Kuehl and Wayne “Scootie” Schultz.
Area township ballots include:
• Glencoe Township — Bruce Bargmann and Michael Keenan are running unopposed for the two open supervisor seats, David Milbrand is running unopposed for clerk and Tim Haag is running unopposed for treasurer.
• Helen Township — Leslie Engelmann is running unopposed for the open supervisor seat.
• Rich Valley — John Mohr and Bob Novak are vying for one open supervisor seat, while Tom Radtke and Rodney Schmidt are contending for another. Faye Bruckschen is running unopposed for treasurer.
• Sumter Township — Chad Duehn and Scott Erpelding are competing for one supervisor seat, while Jeff A. Kosek is running unopposed for the other. Donald Husske is running unopposed for treasurer.