Three candidates file for Douglas County board spotVoters in the Osakis area face a big decision about who they want to represent them on the Douglas County Board. Filing for the county commissioner positions opened on May 22 and ended on June 5 (after this edition of the Review went to press).
By: Al Edenloff, The Osakis Review
Voters in the Osakis area face a big decision about who they want to represent them on the Douglas County Board.
Filing for the county commissioner positions opened on May 22 and ended on June 5 (after this edition of the Review went to press).
As of Monday, three candidates had filed for the District 3 seat – Bev Bales (the incumbent), along with Jerry Rapp and David Erickson.
The district includes the townships of Miltona, Spruce Hill, Osakis, Orange, Carlos and Belle River, and the cities of Osakis, Miltona, Nelson and Carlos.
Because more than two candidates have filed, a primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 14 to narrow the choices on the ballot to two for the general election this November.
Here’s how things stand in the other Douglas County commissioner districts:
• District 1 – Jerry Johnson (incumbent) is the only candidate to file. The district includes the townships of Lund, Evansville, Brandon, Moe, Millerville, Leaf Valley, Ida, Urness, Holmes City and Solem and the cities of Evansville, Brandon, Millerville, Garfield and Kensington.
• District 2 – Norm Salto (incumbent), Jim Hafdal and James Stratton have filed. The district includes the townships of Hudson, LaGrand and Lake Mary, the city of Forada and parts of Alexandria – Ward 1, precinct 1 and Ward 5, precinct 1.
• District 4 – Paul Anderson (incumbent), Bill Dropik, Charlie Meyer and Don Korite Jr. have all filed. The district includes Alexandria Township and parts of the city of Alexandria – Ward 1, precinct 2 and Ward 2.
• District 5 – Dan Olson (incumbent). The district includes three wards in Alexandria – Ward 3, Ward 4 and Ward
Four of the five commissioners in Todd County are up for election as well.
The area affecting Osakis, District 5, is represented by incumbent Randy Neumann, who has filed for re-election. As of Monday, he faced no challengers.
District 5 includes the cities of Osakis (that is in Todd County) and West Union, and the townships of Gordon, Leslie, Little Sauk, Round Prairie, Birchdale, Kandota and West Union.