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Election 2018: Pequot Lakes will have new mayor; area city, school board races listed

A new mayor will lead Pequot Lakes starting in 2019.

After four terms and eight years as mayor, with a two-year hiatus from 2015-16, Mayor Nancy Adams decided not to seek re-election. The Pequot Lakes City Council also will have at least one new member.

There also will be races on the Nov. 6 general election ballot for Pequot Lakes School Board; Pine River-Backus School Board; Nisswa, Crosslake, Fifty Lakes and Hackensack city councils; Lake Shore mayor with the last-day filing by a former mayor; and Manhattan Beach mayor and city council.

Following is a list of candidates who filed by the 5 p.m. Aug. 14 deadline for area city council, school board and township seats, according to area city and school board clerks and the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Visit www.pineandlakes.com for any updates.

Pequot Lakes

Mayor: James Tayloe and Cathy Malecha. Incumbent Nancy Adams did not file. Pete Clement had filed but withdrew from the race Wednesday, Aug. 15.

City council (elect 2): Incumbent Jerry Akerson, Jeff Boucher and Cheri Seils. Incumbent Randy Loukota did not file.

Pequot Lakes School Board (elect 3): Incumbent Valarie Wallin, Dena M. Moody, incumbent Brandon Andersen, incumbent Derrek Johnson and Tracy Wallin.

Pine River

Mayor: Incumbent Tamara Hansen.

City council (elect 2): Incumbents Tony Desanto and Patty Melby.

Pine River-Backus School Board (elect 4): Incumbents Leslie Bouchonville, Garny Gaffey and Katy Botz, Wanda Carlson and Ryan Trumble. Incumbent Richie Bean did not file.

Breezy Point

Mayor: Incumbent Tom Lillehei.

City council (elect 2): Incumbents Gary Bakken and Michael Moroni.

Crosslake

Mayor: Incumbent Patty Norgaard and David Nevin.

City council (elect 2): John Andrews, incumbent Dave Schrupp, Darrell Shannon, R. Clay Porter and Aaron S. Herzog. Incumbent Brad Nelson had not filed at the time of publication.

Nisswa

Mayor: Incumbent Fred Heidmann.

City council (elect 2): Incumbent Don Jacobson, Josh Miles, Mike Hoff and Robert Fier. Incumbent Ross Krautkremer didn't file.

Lake Shore

Mayor: Incumbent Kevin Egan and Don McFarland, a former mayor.

City council (elect 2): Incumbents John Terwilliger and Doug Miller.

Jenkins

Mayor: Incumbent Jon Lubke.

City council (elect 2): Incumbents Andrew Rudlang and Donna Stricker.

Fifty Lakes

Mayor: Linda Steffens and incumbent Tim Anick.

City council (elect 2): Incumbents Jodie Schrupp and Mark Bradley, Toni Buchite.

Manhattan Beach:

Mayor: Incumbent Paul L. Allen and Kevin T. Larson.

City council (elect 2): Margaret "Peg" Boots, incumbent Barbara Hanson-Wannebo, Elizabeth "Betty" Worts and incumbent Marlene M. Yurek.

Chickamaw Beach

Mayor: Incumbent Bob Hobson.

City council (elect 2): Incumbents Mural Backman and Michael Sandy.

Backus

Mayor: Incumbent Kurt Sawyer

City council (elect 2): Incumbents Ann Birge and Rae Borst.

Hackensack

City council (elect 2): Incumbents Gus Kaubisch and Debbie Rateike, Jim Schneider.

Emily

Mayor: Incumbent Roger (Buddy) Lund.

City council (elect 2): Bryce Butcher.

East Gull Lake

City council (elect 2): Incumbents Scott Hoffman and Jim Ruttger.

Area -

Crow Wing County townships

  • Gail Lake: David Bramman, supervisor seat 2; Donald Lohse, supervisor seat 3; Carol Johnson, clerk-treasurer.
  • Jenkins: Edward Walton, supervisor seat 1; William A. Savage, clerk.
  • Ideal: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
  • Lake Edward: Ronald J. Metzen, supervisor seat B; Leonard Wagner, supervisor seat C; Martha Look, clerk.
  • Little Pine: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
  • Mission: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
  • Pelican: Jody Wallin, clerk.
  • Perry Lake: Ray J. Montzka, supervisor seat 1; Lawrence H. McKenzie, treasurer.
  • Ross Lake: Leo Offerman, supervisor seat 1; Charlie L. (Joe) Banks Jr., supervisor seat 3; Elaine Hill, treasurer.
  • Timothy: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
  • Wolford: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Cass County townships

  • Hiram: James Zierhut, supervisor seat 3; Shelly Ganz, treasurer.
  • Birch Lake: John Freeman, supervisor seat 2; Ronald Benesh, supervisor seat 3.
  • Deerfield: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Powers: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
  • Ponto Lake: Robert Litke, supervisor seat 3; Bradley McDonald, clerk.
  • Bull Moose: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
  • Pine River: Butch Oberfell, supervisor seat 1; Barbara Wagner, clerk.
  • Barclay: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
  • Bungo: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
  • Walden: Dylan Liane, supervisor seat 2; Brenda Erickson, clerk; Susan Carol Austad, treasurer.
  • Wilson: Alan Johnson, supervisor seat 2; John Lael, supervisor seat 3; Jerry Peterson, treasurer.
  • Maple: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
  • Loon Lake: No filings were reported on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
  • Home Brook: Jason Eastman, supervisor seat 2; Gerald R. Campbell, supervisor seat 3.
  • Fairview: Walter Richmond, supervisor seat 1; Tom Dechmann, supervisor seat 3.