Local municipal elections will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. In these elections members of town and village boards, school boards, and city council are selected.
Nominations for these offices are done in two ways. First for state offices, City Council and some village boards, nomination papers are required to get a candidate’s name on the ballot.
In the case of local town elections and some villages, caucuses are held in January to place names of candidates on the April ballot. Where nomination papers are required, they are to be returned to the local clerks by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd.
For the City of Glenwood City, three seats on the City Council are up for election in April. Those open seats are currently occupied by Ben DeGross, Nancy Hover and Terrance Klinger.
In the Village of Boyceville, up for election are the positions of Village President, currently held by Gib Krueger and three Trustees to the village board. The three seats that are up for election are now being held by Mary Lagerstrom, Larry Gilbertson and Brad Stevens. Stevens was appointed a few weeks ago to fill the seat formerly held by Ted Erickson, who resigned. The term of office is for two years.
In the Glenwood City School District, two seats on the seven-person School Board are open for election this year and they are currently being held by Lisa Kaiser and Jon Mrdutt.
On the Boyceville School Board, they have one open seat on the five-person board. Steve Bird currently holds that open seat. To file for a seat on the school board, a statement and a Declaration of Candidacy must be submitted to the School District Office by January 3rd.
For the Villages of Wilson and Wheeler, along with all area townships, caucuses are held to select candidates for their respective boards. Notices as to when those caucus are held will be published in this newspaper in January. For more information about the local election, contact your local City, Village or Town clerk.