(Spirit Lake)—As we first reported on Friday, the filing period has passed for the November city and school elections.
In Dickinson County, there will be several contested races. In Okoboji, four people are running for three city council seats. They include incumbents Julie Mau Andres and Walter Mendenhall along with Dan Sanders and Kae Hoppe. Incumbent Jerry Robinson didn't file for re-election.
Four people are also running for three seats on the Superior City Council, including Michael Smith, Jacob Hathcock-Shetler, Mark Campbell and Debra Coleman. Terril has three people running for two city council seats, including Jeri Nissen, Austin Fairchild and Scot Matthews.
There's a race for Mayor in West Okoboji. Incumbent Barb Lynch is being challenged by Craig Miner. Four people are running for two seats on the city council, including Mike Paxton, Darlene Powers, Kristopher Kneen and Robert Hein.
There will be two new faces on the Spirit Lake City Council as the two incumbents didn't file for re-election. They are Wes Farmer and Rod James. John Chappas and Angela Kofoot have filed for those seats. Mayor Bruce Keenan is unopposed for Mayor.
Steve Anderson has not filed for re-election as Mayor in Milford. No one has filed as an announced candidate, meaning the seat will be decided through write-in votes.
The only contested race on the ballot for school elections is for the District 4 seat in the Harris-Lake Park School District where Jeffrey Jacobsma and Lisa Taber Carstensen will be running against each other.
The combined city and school elections will be held Tuesday, November 2nd.