Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman is reminding residents of the County that the deadline to file nomination papers for the September 10th, 2013 school board elections in Cass County is this Thursday, August 1st. All offices are four year terms. (The list of school board offices can be found below)
Sunderman says also, that City Elections in Cass County will take place on November 5th. Nomination papers for the various open offices must be filed with your City Clerk by no later than September 19th. Nomination papers may be circulated at any time. Information on how to become a candidate for elected city office can be found on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website (http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/cities.html).
In Cass County, the following offices will appear on the ballots for the respective cities on Nov. 5th, 2013….
In Anita: 3 At Large Council Seats (4-year terms); In Atlantic: Mayor, Council Wards 2 and 5, and the At Large seat (all 4-year terms); In Cumberland: Mayor (2-year term), and 3 At Large Council seats (4-year terms); In Griswold and Lewis: 2 At Large Council seats in each City (4-year terms); In Marne: Mayor (2-year term) & 5 At Large Council seats (2-year terms each); In Massena: Mayor (2-year term) and 2, 4-year term At Large Council seats; and in Wiota: Mayor (2-year term) & 3 At Large Council seats (4-year terms).
In Cass County, Iowa the following offices will appear on the ballots for the respective school districts on September 10, 2013:
Atlantic Community School District
Two At Large local directors, who are nominated and elected at large (Minimum of 50 signatures are needed for nomination) Incumbents: Kristy Pellett & Josh McLaren, both from Atlantic.
CAM Community School District
One North District, one South District local director and one At Large local Director: The nominees must live in the respective districts. They are nominated and elected at large (Minimum of 23 signatures for nomination).
North District Incumbent: Chuck Kinzie, of Anita. South District Incumbent: Gary Dinkla, of Massena. At Large local director Incumbent: Nick Kauffman, of Adair.
Griswold Community School District
One District 3 and one District 4 local director: Nominees must live in their respective districts. They will be nominated and elected by district (Minimum of 10 signatures for nomination, each.)
And, two At Large local directors, who will be nominated and elected at large (Minimum of 25 signatures for nomination).
Because the Griswold School Director District Plan has changed from seven local director districts to four local director districts and three directors elected at large, the incumbents of the new districts are not known. The following four current directors’ terms will expire in 2013: Robert Peterson, of Elliott; Scott Peterson, Elliott; Steve Baier, of Griswold; Tom Moore, of Griswold.