Incumbents face challengers in local races

The filing period closed Tuesday, June 5, for many local races. The following is a list of those who have filed for the Nov. 6 State General Election.

District 2 Isanti County Commissioner: Incumbent Larry Southerland is being challenged by Terry Turnquist. District 2 includes city of Braham, Dalbo, Maple Ridge, Springvale, and Wyanett Townships.

District 3 Isanti County Commissioner: Incumbent Alan Duff is being challenged by Greg Anderson. District 3 includes Bradford, Spencer Brook and Stanford Townships.

District 4 Isanti County Commissioner: Incumbent Mike Warring is being challenged by Jim Kennedy. District 4 includes city of Isanti, city of St. Francis and Athens Township.

State Senator District 31: Republican Michelle Benson and Democrat Mike Starr. Senate District 31 includes Spencer Brook, Bradford, Stanford and Athens Township in Isanti County.

State Representative District 31A: Incumbent Republican Kurt Daudt is being challenged by Democrat Ryan Fiereck. Representative District 31A includes Spencer Brook, Bradford, Stanford and Athens Township in Isanti County.

State Senator District 32: Incumbent Republican Sean Nienow is being challenged by Democrat Jeske Noordergraaf. Senate District 32 includes Dalbo, Wyanett, Maple Ridge, Springvale, Stanchfield, Cambridge, Isanti, North Branch and Oxford Townships in Isanti County.

State Representative District 32A: Republican Brian Johnson and Democrat Paul Gammel. Representative District 32 includes Dalbo, Wyanett, Maple Ridge, Springvale, Stanchfield, Cambridge, Isanti, North Branch and Oxford Townships in Isanti County.

Isanti City Council: Filing for two open four-year council member seats are: Steve Lundeen (currently on council), as well as Rick Wegwerth, John Booth, Adam Johnson, Kimberly Horst and Michael Streiff (appointed June 5 to an interim council seat.)

Filing for one open council member seat unexpired term ending 12/31/14): Thomas Aleckson and Dan Collison.

Reminder about free filing statements
Local candidates whose filing period closed June 5 must submit their free filing statement to the Isanti County News by Friday, June 15, for final publication in our Wednesday, June 20 edition. Free filing statements for these races will not be published after our June 20 edition unless as a paid advertisement. The announcement needs to be 300 words or less, and may include the candidate’s photo. We reserve the right to edit filing statements. A candidate’s website, Facebook page, or other social media sites will not be included with their filing statements. Filing statements can be emailed to editor.countynews@ecm-inc.com or mailed or dropped off at Isanti County News, 234 South Main St., Cambridge, MN 55008.

Other filing dates
The filing period opens July 31 for Braham and Cambridge City Councils and Cambridge-Isanti School Board.

Up for re-election on Braham City Council are Mayor Patricia Carlson and council members Terry Turnquist and Wayne Seiberlich.

Up for re-election on Cambridge City Council are Bob Shogren and Lisa Iverson.

Chair Gary Hawkins and board members Anne Nelson and Jeanette Polzin are up for re-election on C-I School Board.

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