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|Paynesville Press - September 20, 2006|
City, hospital filings close
Filings for elected offices in area cities and in the Paynesville Area Hospital District closed last week. The filing period opened on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and closed on Tuesday, Sept. 12.|
Mostly incumbents refiled for election, with a few exceptions.
In the city of Paynesville, Mayor Jeff Thompson and councilor Jean Soine re-filed for election, but incumbent councilor Dennis Zimmerman did not. Instead, Gene Beavers, a physician's assistant at the Paynesville Area Health Care System, filed for a council spot.
Paynesville Township also should see a change in representation on the hospital board. Incumbent Kay Spooner did not file for re-election while Lois Johnson, a retired nurse practitioner, did file for election.
In other cities and townships in the Paynesville area, only incumbents refiled for election, with the exception of Roscoe, which had no filings again. This is just like 2004, where no one filed for election to city offices in Roscoe. In that year, Roscoe elected its officials in write-in campaigns.
Incumbents Don Heinen (mayor), Sylvestor Ludwig (councilor), and George Erlichman (councilor) did not re-file for election in Roscoe.
For area cities, a two-year term as mayor and two four-year terms on the city council will be up for election in November. For the hospital district, seven board positions are up for election this fall.
Candidates for office need to be an eligible voter in Minnesota, must be 21 years of age when assuming office, and need to be a resident of their respective district for 30 days prior to the general election. There was a $2 filing fee.
The general election will be held this fall on Tuesday, Nov. 7.
City of Lake Henry
City of Paynesville
City of Regal
City of Roscoe
City of St. Martin
Hospital Board Filings
City of Lake Henry: *Sarah Olmscheid
City of Richmond: *Deb Vogt
City of Roscoe: *Rich Philabaum
Paynesville Township: Lois Johnson
Roseville Township: *Joe Musel
Union Grove Township: *Mike Hansen
Zion Township: *Don Thomes
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