School board election filing deadline nearsThe deadline is nearing for incumbents and their challengers to file an intent to run for the upcoming school board elections in southwest North Dakota.
The deadline is nearing for incumbents and their challengers to file an intent to run for the upcoming school board elections in southwest North Dakota.
The deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday for Belfield, 4 p.m. Friday for Golva and Mott/Regent and 4 p.m. Monday for Hebron.
School board elections for all the school districts in southwest North Dakota will be held in June.
Most other schools’ deadlines for candidacy announcements were April 8.
By North Dakota law, in order to run for the school board candidates must be residents of the area for which they are filing and write statements of candidacy and interests 60 days before the election.
Belfield has two positions open, as of Monday the only person to file has been incumbent Tim Abert.
Golva has two openings, but so far only incumbent Paul Schmitz has filed, said business manager Leah Zook.
Incumbents from Mott/Regent include William D. Gion, Stacey Hertz and Steve Wagendorf. No candidacies have been filed, Business Manager Sharon Kelsch said Monday.
Hebron has yet to have anyone file said business manager Paulette Elder. Incumbents include Warren Woroniecki, William McCone and Stacy Schmalenberger.
Other area elections:
Beach has two openings, Clerk Misty Farnstrom said. Incumbent Robert Makelky will run again, while Maurice Hardy will not. Walter Losinski is vying for Hardy’s position.
Halliday has two openings, Clayton Neurohr and William Flaget are both running again unopposed, Business Manager Darlene Walth said.
Killdeer incumbents Penny Lee and Bob Tuhy chose not to run instead Lisa Guenther and Carolyn Benz filed for the open positions, Business Manager Nancy Tuhy said.
Anthony Kessel and Darren Baranko will face off in Billings County, Business Manager Darlene Mitchell said.
New England incumbents Jon Stang Kristina Ehlis and Lynn Dvorak will be running for their respective positions unopposed, Superintendents Kelly Rasch said.
Richardton-Taylor incumbents Rhonda Bloom and James Bobb are unopposed.
Incumbents Cory Tuhy and Jesse Olson of South Heart are unopposed.
Marmarth School district did not have candidates and will look for write-ins at its election in June.
Write-ins will be accepted at all school elections in June.
An Amidon school official was not available for comment. Dickinson Public Schools and Bowman County Schools business managers report no openings.