AUDUBON COUNTY — City and school board positions will be on the ballot this fall in the November General Elections. Paperwork for city positions must be turned in to the Auditor’s office, and is due by Sept. 19, for those interested in running.
In Audubon County, the city positions that will be up for election are as follows:
In the city of Audubon, the position of Mayor will be on the ballot. Barbara Jensen is the incumbent and the position is a four year term.
Two council member seats are up, Andy Griffith and Robert A Jacobsen. Both are four year terms.
A public measure will also be on the ballot, asking voters “Shall the city of Audubon be authorized to impose a Hotel and Motel Tax at the rate of 7 percent, effective Jan. 1, 2020?”
Those running for Audubon positions must collect 10 or more signatures from eligible voters for their nomination petition. No one has filed to date.
In the city of Brayton, the position of mayor (a two year term) and three council member seats (four year terms) are going to be on the ballot.
Incumbent Brayton Mayor, Cally Christensen, has filed papers for re-election with the Audubon County Auditor’s Office. Christensen’s term is up at the end of this year.
Incumbent Brayton City Council member, Tanya Marshall, has also filed papers for re-election.
The other two city council members are Steve Fisher and Steve Sykes.
Those interested in running for these city positions should collect 10 or more signatures from eligible voters for their nomination petition. No one has filed to date.
In the city of Exira, 10 signatures are needed for a nomination petition to run for one of the following positions. The mayor’s seat (a two year term) will be on the ballot; The incumbent is Mike Huegerich. Three council seats will be on the ballot: incumbents are Clark Borkowski, Mark Paulsen and Peggy Toft. No one has filed to date.
In the city of Gray, the mayor’s seat (a two year term) and three city council seats (four year terms) are up for re-election. The incumbent Mayor is Bryan Olson. One council seat is vacant and the two incumbents are Martha (Penny) Schmidt and Sam Wendl. Five or more signatures from eligible voters are needed for nomination petitions. No one has filed to date.
In the city of Kimballton, 10 or more signatures are needed for a nomination petition. The Mayor’s seat (a two year term) and two council seats (four year terms) will be on the ballot. The incumbent mayor is Millette Shores, and the incumbent council members are Joanie Heuton and Justin Larsen. Shores has filed to run again, and to date she is the only one from Kimballton.
School election paperwork is also due Sept. 19, and must be turned in to the school secretary.
Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton has four school board members up for re-election in November.
Terri Harris, Matt Jorgensen, Joel Schlueter and Ryan Wilson are all up for re-election and as of Sept. 6, just Joel Schlueter had filed paperwork with the district to run again.
Those interested in running for school board positions in the Exira-EHK district must collect 24 eligible voter signatures for their nomination petition.
Audubon Community Schools have three board members up for re-election.
Mark Nissen, Christy Konkler and Brittany Robinson are the board members whose terms are up this year. As of Sept. 6, while there has been some interest, school officials said no paperwork had been filed yet.
Those interested in running for school board positions in the Audubon Community school district will need signatures from 25 eligible voters for their nomination petition.