Incumbent WU mayor to be challenged

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Incumbent WU mayor to be challenged

Mike Van Sickle
Union editor

Incumbent West Union Mayor Kent Halverson will be challenged by former City employee Brian Dunt in the Nov. 5 city elections. The West Union ballots will also include Ward I nominee Adam Keller, Ward II incumbent Cam Granger, and At-Large candidate Isaiah Stansbery.

As earlier reported in The Union, Ward I Councilman Michael Lauer and At-Large Councilman Roy Guenther are not seeking re-election.

In addition to West Union, the cities of Hawkeye and Fayette will also be hosting mayoral races in 2013.

Hawkeye incumbent Brent Ungerer is being challenged by John Necker and Councilman Don Kelly. Meanwhile, former police chief Randy Sandhagen will face off against former State Representative Andrew Wenthe in Fayette. Fayette Mayor Bill Dohrmann earlier informed the City Council of his intention not to seek another term in office.

In addition, five candidates are seeking three council seats in Hawkeye. Incumbents John Campbell and Tony Sebring will be on the November ballot alongside Wally Herman, Terry Buenzow, and Allison Moschel.

The race for Fayette’s five council seats includes incumbents Brian Frana, Patty Nefzger, and Todd Sorensen, along with challengers Daniel Broberg, Curtis Larson, Kata McCarville, Kris McGrane, and Rich Patrick.

Additional city elections

While incumbent Clermont Mayor Rod Wagner did not file nomination papers in 2013, longtime fire chief Randy Wiedenhoff filed his paperwork for the mayoral seat. The City of Clermont ballot will also include that of incumbent Councilmen Bill Ashby and Bruce Lehmann. A write-in campaign will decide the seat formerly held by Geoff Schneider.

Appointed Mayor Jared Kent and incumbent Councilman David Aylsworth will be joined on the Wadena ballot by City Council candidate Joshua Everitt.

The Elgin ballot consists of incumbent Mayor Bill Pfister and incumbent Councilmembers Sara Strong and Sarah Schori.

St. Lucas voters will cast ballots for Mayor Jim Rausch, and City Council candidates Janet Kuennen, Terry Costigan, Dave Anderson, and Kurt Huinker.

Additional candidates, election registration, absentee voting, and polling times/locations information will be published at a later date.  



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