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City Election polls open Tuesday

Monday, November 7, 2011

Voting set for all Cherokee County towns

There are several city elections in Cherokee County on Tuesday.

Eight citizens have filed papers for the three Cherokee City Council positions up for re-election Tuesday.

The three open City Council seats are in Ward 1, Ward 3, and At-Large, with incumbents seeking another term in Wards 1 and 3, and out-going City Council Member Linda Burkhart not seeking re-election for the At-Large post.

In Ward 1, incumbent Jim Peck is seeking another term and he will be challenged by Mark Miller.

In Ward 3, incumbent Wayne Pingel is seeking another term and will be challenged by Matthew Royster and Jason Duma Johnson.

For the open At-Large post, candidates are Chad Brown, Barry Lewis, and Michael Morrow.

In Cherokee, the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Community Center.

In the City of Aurelia, Cindy L. Nelson, incumbent council member, and challenger Jacob Schutt are running for two open Council Member At-Large positions.

The office of Aurelia Mayor is also open with no candidates on the ballot. Write-in votes will most likely determine who will be the next Aurelia Mayor. Voting will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Aurelia Community Center.

In the City of Cleghorn, there are three candidates vying to be next Mayor. Incumbent Mick Wetherell is on the ballot along with challengers Michael G. Bunt and Michael D. Eldredge.

All three incumbents, Susan Briese, Sara Lively and Greta R. Petersen, are seeking Cleghorn's three Council Member At-Large positions. Polls will be open for noon to 8 p.m. at the Cleghorn Community Center.

In the City of Quimby, the Mayor's race has no one on the ballot, Again, write-in votes will most likely determine the next Quimby Mayor. As for the two Council At-Large positions in Quimby, incumbents Willis Allbaugh and Larry K. Nelson are on the ballot. Polls will be open for noon to 8 p.m. at the Quimby Community Center.

In the City of Marcus, current Mayor Darrell J. Downs is the only candidate for Mayor. Challenger Robin Jenness and incumbents Carl F. Nelson and Matthew C. Schmillen are vying for the three Council Member At-Large positions. Also on the Marcus Ballot is candidate Harold Klassen who is running to fill a vacancy on the Marcus City Council.

There is a Public Measure that will also appear on the Marcus Ballot. Public Measure 18-C states, "Should the City of Marcus, Iowa adopt an ordinance imposing a hotel/motel tax of five percent on the sales price of all renting and lodging units in the City of Marcus, Iowa to be effective January 1, 2012 in accordance with the provisions of section 423.A.4 of the Code of Iowa."

Polls will be open for noon to 8 p.m. at the Marcus Community Center.

In the City of Meriden, Mayor D.J. Sechler is running unopposed and candidate Tara R. Kintigh is the only person on the ballot for two open spots on the Meriden City Council. Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. at the Meriden Community Center.

In the City of Larrabee, incumbents Joann Kelly and Mabeth Kraft are on the ballot for the two Council Member At-Large spots. Polls will be open for noon to 8 p.m. at the Larrabee Community Center.

As for the City of Washta, Mayor Don Parrott is once more vying for Mayor. Parrott is on the ballot running unopposed.

As for the City Council race for the City of Washta, there are four candidates running for two Council Member At-Large positions. Incumbent council members James Joy and Dana B. Talbert will face challengers Lucas Edwards and Roger Sargent in Tuesday's election. Also, incumbent Council Member Michelle McCampbell and challenger Douglas Eades are vying for the one spot to fill a vacancy on the Washta City Council.

Polls will be open for noon to 8 p.m. at the Washta Community Center.



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