June elections begin with April petitions

The election season is only a few months away.


Posted April 11, 2014

By COLE BENZ | Editor | cbenz@countrymedia.net


Herald Editor

The election season is only a few months away.

Voters will head to the booths for the primary election June 10 to cast their ballots for the candidates they want to represent their communities and counties.

And it all starts by submitting a petition.

For Slope County elections, Michael Teske and Mike Sonsalla will run for District 1 and District 3 Commissioner, respectively.

James Gion will be running for Slope County State’s Attorney, with Pat Lorge running to keep his position as sheriff.

For the position of Slope County Recorder/Clerk of Court, Marguerite Schatz will run and Colleen Germann will run for treasurer.

Each is incumbent and running unopposed.

In Hettinger County, Robert Larson will be running for county commissioner in District 2.

Sarah Warner will run for sheriff. Sylvia Gion will run for county recorder/clerk of court, with Jeri Schmidt running for county auditor.

James Gion will run for Hettinger County State’s Attorney and Raymond Bieber will run for the position of Director of Southwest Water Authority.

Like Slope County, all Hettinger County’s candidates run unopposed.

In Mott, Troy Mosbrucker petitioned to fill the mayoral office. For Ward 1 City Alderman, Melissa Reidlinger will run, and Michael Wangsvick will run for Ward 2 City Alderman.

Geraldine Jacobson is the only candidate running for a park board position.

Again, all candidates face no competition for their positions.

New England will see Shelly Wolf run for city commissioner in Ward 1, which carries with it a four-year term.

Frank Schmidt run for city commissioner in Ward 1, which has a two-year term. Unopposed Chris Fitterer will run for commissioner in Ward 3.

Allen Schmidt will face competition as he runs for mayor against Incumbent Mayor Marty Opdahl.

The New England School Board also will face elections in June, with three open seats.

Kristina Ehlis, who is up for re-election, will see Jeff Hewson as a competitor for their area. Lynn Dvorak runs unopposed and Daren Rafferty runs unopposed for the area currently represented by Scott Bieber. Bieber was previously appointed for a one-year term.

The Amidon School Board, Marmarth School Board, Mott/Regent School Board and the city of Regent petitions were not available when this story went to press.

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