By Ryan Gueningsman
DELANO, MONTROSE, LORETTO, MN The filing period for local offices (city and school board) closed Tuesday evening, with a number of candidates filing for all open positions.
In Delano, three people have filed for the mayor position: Larry Bartels, Dale Graunke, and Harlan Lewis. Incumbent Joe McDonald did not file and is running a campaign for state representative.
For city council, Dan Gustafson, Jon Sutherland, Derek Schansberg, Jacqui Blasiak, Dan Vick, Marc Plese, and Jason Thompson have all filed.
Incumbent Brad Hotchkiss did not file. The other council incumbent, Bartels, has filed for mayor.
Delano Public Schools
For Delano School Board, Timothy Douglas, Patricia Osmon, and Lisa Seguin have filed for the three, four-year seats available on the school board. Carolyn Milano and Erika Kluge Frake filed for the two, two-year positions available on the board. Incumbent Joy Bodin did not file.
In Montrose, Charlie Nelson, Jon Varner, Sharon Knodel (incumbent), Ryan Andreae (incumbent), Roy Henry, and Scott F. “Ski” Czanstkowski have filed for the two, four-year seats available on the Montrose City Council. Lloyd Johnson also filed for council, but withdrew his candidacy Thursday.
In Loretto, a number of people have stepped forward to vie for positions on the city council. Kent Koch has filed to be Loretto’s next mayor. Incumbent Barry Andersen did not file.
For city council, Brenda Daniels (incumbent), Tom Pedersen, John “Archie” Nelson, and Keith Converse filed for the two, four-year terms. Incumbent Jeff France did not file.
All candidates will be profiled in the weeks preceding to the election Tuesday, Nov. 2.