Candidates for public office turned out in full force during the first week of a two-week filing period for city seats.
In Monticello, Mayor Brian Stumpf is not seeking re-election. On Tuesday, July 28, City Council Member Lloyd Hilgart filed for the position.
There are also two city council seats open in Monticello: the seat held by Jim Davidson and the seat held by Bill Fair. Fair is not seeking re-election.
On Tuesday, July 28, Davidson filed for re-election. Also filing for Monticello City Council was Brian Hudgins.
In Big Lake, Mayor Mike Wallen filed for re-election on the first day of the filing period. Big Lake City Council Member Paul Knier filed to run against Wallen for mayor on Monday, August 3.
On Wednesday, July 29, Sam Hanson filed for to run for a seat on the Big Lake City Council. Alan Heidemann filed to run for a Big Lake city council seat a day later.
In Silver Creek Township, Michael Ludenia has filed for Seat 5.
In the races for three seats on the Big Lake Township board of supervisors, Bruce Aubol has filed for Seat 3 while Mark Hedstrom and Judy Wilts have filed for Seat 5. No candidates have filed for Seat 1 on the Big Lake Township Board.
Both the Monticello and Big Lake school boards have three seats on the Nov. 3 ballot. No candidates filed for school board seats as of Tuesday morning, August 4, according to the office of the Minnesota Secretary of State.
People can file for office up until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11.
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