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City, school filings; Race in DL Ward 2

The filing period for city and school elections throughout Becker County opened Tuesday -- and there is already at least one race shaping up for the Nov. 4 general election.

In Detroit Lakes, the terms of Mayor Larry Buboltz and aldermen G.L. Tucker, Ron Zeman, James Hannon and Bruce Imholte will all expire at the end of 2008.

As of Tuesday afternoon, incumbent Hannon and challenger Jamie Marks Erickson had both filed for the position of alderman in Ward 2.

In addition, Alderman Matt Brenk has filed for the mayor's post; Madalyn Sukke has filed for the Ward 1 alderman position; and Bruce Imholte has filed for re-election as alderman-at-large.

Detroit Lakes School Board members whose terms are up this fall include Dr. Tom Seaworth, LuAnn Porter and Deanna Sinclair. No one had filed as of this morning.

In Callaway, the terms of Mayor Gretchen Stalboerger and council members Ken Blattenbauer and Emily Annette will all expire at the end of the year; as of this morning, no one had filed.

Frazee City Council members whose terms are up this year are Don Trieglaff and Donna Ouart. As of this morning, no one had filed for either position.

In the Lake Park-Audubon school district, George Kohn and Monica LaPoint have both filed for school board, though none of the incumbents had done so as of this morning. The terms of board members Lori Bartunek, Dale Binde and Rick Olson will expire this fall.

In Audubon, the terms of Mayor Terry Johnson and city council members John Ronning and Jeff Quam are also set to expire this fall; as of Wednesday morning, Quam was the lone candidate to file for council, while David Rodewald has filed for the mayor's seat.

Lake Park City Council members whose terms expire this fall include Mayor Dan Larson and council members Jason Crabtree and Jason Abbott. No one had filed as of this morning.

The filing period for all of these offices will run through Sept. 9.

Vicki Gerdes

Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 16 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as covering city council and the Lake Park-Audubon School Board. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.

(218) 844-1454
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