1 week to go for candidate filings
Published 9:45 am Wednesday, May 26, 2010
No new Albert Lea candidates filed for city office Tuesday, which was the end of the first week of the filing period. There is one more week left.
That means thus far, there are three candidates for Albert Lea mayor and one candidate for each of the other City Council seats open for re-election.
For the mayoral race, incumbent Mayor Mike Murtaugh will face 1st Ward Councilor Vern Rasmussen and former 5th Ward Councilor John Severtson.
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For the 2nd Ward, incumbent Larry Baker has filed for re-election.
For the 4th ward, incumbent Reid Olson has filed his intention to keep his seat, and in the 6th Ward, incumbent Al Brooks is seeking another four years on the council.
Filing continues through June 1 at City Hall for city offices and at the Freeborn County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office for county and state seats. State seats can also be filed through the Minnesota secretary of state.
Here is a rundown of local state seats:
Minnesota State Senate
Incumbent Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, is seeking re-election. She filed on Friday. Thus far, she does not have an opponent.
Republican Mike Parry of Waseca — who won a special election to become senator in January after Sen. Dick Day resigned — will face off against Alex DeMarco, DFL-Faribault.
Sheriff’s race has 3 candidates
2 more people file for city seats
Austin woman challenges Sparks
3 incumbents, former councilor file for city seats
Already there’s contest for sheriff’s race
In this Senate district, Austin school board member Kathy Green, R-Austin, will face off against incumbent Sen. Dan Sparks, DFL-Austin.
Minnesota State House of Representatives
Incumbent House Rep. Bob Gunther, R-Fairmont, has filed for re-election. Gunther is the assistant minority leader in the state House of Representatives. He is currently unopposed.
Incumbent House Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Vernon Center, has filed for re-election. He is the police chief in Lake Crystal. He is currently unopposed.
Incumbent House Rep. Kory Kath, DFL-Owatonna, will face off against David Thul, R-Owatonna.
Incumbent House Rep. Patti Fritz, DFL-Faribault, will run against Dan Kaiser, R-Medford, for this seat.
No candidates have filed yet for this seat.
Incumbent House Rep. Jeanne Poppe, DFL-Austin, is the only person who has filed for this seat thus far.