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School, council filing period yields 2 races

candidate_filingThe County Election Board received candidate filings for four positions between the city council and school board of education this week.

Filing concluded at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and here is the final round-up of who filed.

Linda Hagan will stay in her post as the city’s Ward 5 councilmember as no one else filed, the election board reported.

Then for Ward 6, incumbent Jess Schweinberg drew an opponent in Don Mount, 84, of 2000 E. State Highway 152.

On the school board side, no one ended up filing for the No. 2 office, currently held by Mike Kessler.

Kessler will continue serving until his term ends in February. He was appointed to the board in July 2013, taking the place of Dr. Jim Brown, who resigned.

School board secretary Brenda Dunn said on the Friday after the Feb. 14 election, the school board will be able to file a vacancy for the seat. They will then have 60 days to appoint someone to serve. Dunn said the person only has to live in the district and not in the ward they will be serving.

The individual that will be appointed, she said, will serve a five-year term.

In the final race, Chad Schroeder filed his candidacy in hopes to keep serving for the final two years of the unexpired term for the school board’s No. 4 office. He will face an opponent, though, as Barbara Young, 41, 11908 SW 18th Street in Yukon, also filed for the seat.

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