The filing deadline has passed for those wanting to be included on the ballot for the Nov. 3rd City Elections in Cass County. In Lewis and Wiota, there will be a races to fill a limited number of seats on the City Council, while a Mayor’s race will be featured in Anita. Other than that, there are no contested races in the other cities. Public Measures will also be on the ballot for voters to decide, in four of the eight cities in Cass County. The final list of names appearing on the ballot include:
In Atlantic, all four incumbent Councilpersons have filed for re-election. They include Dana Halder – At Large, Chris Jimerson – 1st Ward, and Linda Hartkopf – 4th Ward and Ashley Hayes in the Third Ward. And, Dick Casady, who was appointed by Mayor Dave Jones earlier this year to fill a vacancy in the 5th Ward, is on the ballot. There are no challengers for those respective seats. Incumbent Stuart Dusenberry also filed papers for an open seat on the Parks and Rec Board, in Atlantic. He also is unopposed.
Voters in Atlantic will also have to make up their minds on Public Measure B, which asks “Shall the City of Atlantic, in Cass County, Iowa, issue its bonds, paid with local option sales tax (LOST) revenue in an amount not exceeding the amount of $875,000 for the purpose of paying for the cost of restoring the historic ballroom/theater and creating a multi-purpose facility on the second and third floors of City Hall?”
In Anita, Ben Daughenbaugh and Timothy Miller will vie for the title of Mayor. Incumbents Thomas R. Harris and Jeff Bohnsack have filed to run for two open seats on the Anita City Council.
In Cumberland, incumbent Mayor Nancy Virginia Couglin is unopposed for re-election, while incumbent Sandra K. Eversole and Scott W. Becker are running for two seats on the Council. Catherine Landstreet-Howard is unopposed in her run to fill a vacancy seat on the City Council, so there are no contested races in Cumberland.
In Griswold, no one filed to run for Mayor, so the position will come down to a write-in vote. Incumbents Ryan Askeland and Lisa Cook, along with Carmen Sorensen, are running unopposed for three open seats on the City Council. Voters in Griswold will also be asked to decide on Public Measure C, which asks if the City should change the Mayor’s term from a two-year term to a four-year term.
In Lewis, Jon E. Mosier in unopposed in his bid for Mayor, while five candidates, including Incumbent Duane Scott Anderson, Leroy Easter, Marvin Bradfield, Kristy Bassett and Nona Erickson are running for just three open seats on the Council. Lewis voters will also decide on Public Measure D, which asks if an annual levy, the amount of which will not exceed a rate of twenty-seven cents per thousand dollars of assessed value of the taxable property, is authorized for providing moneys for public library services?
In Marne, incumbent Mayor Randy Baxter is running unopposed for re-election. Three incumbents: Alan Cranston, Lori Holste and Angela Redler, along with Michael Jensen and Kyle Frederiksen, are running for five open seats on the City Council, so there is not a contested race there. Marne voters also have an issue to vote on. Public Measure E asks “Shall an annual levy, the amount of which shall not exceed a rate of one dollar and fifty cents per thousand dollars of assessed value of the taxable property in the unified law enforcement district be authorized for providing additional moneys needed for unified law enforcement services in the district?”
In Massena, incumbent Mayor Linda Reineke is unopposed for re-election, while incumbents Kevin and Adam McCunn have filed for re-election to one of three seats on the City Council, with Micah Lee running in an Appointed position on the Council.
In Wiota, incumbent Ford Lillard is running again for Mayor, and there will be a three-way race for two seats on the City Council, with incumbent Jon Schwarte competing against Steven R. Havens and Jim Fischer.