UPDATED: Check Out the Candidate Filings for the 2012 Elections
The filing period for elected positions that hold primary elections closed today at 5 p.m. Here's a list of candidates running for office in the Stillwater area.
The filing period for elected positions with primaries has closed with a few 11th hour filings and announcements in the Stillwater area.
Sen. Ray Vandeveer, (R-Forest Lake) announced today that he will not run for re-election in Senate District 39. Vandeveer, who had filed for office, told MPR that he has decided to retire due to health issues.
"I was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2000 and my thought at that time was that I would serve until it started impacting my ability to represent my constituents," Vandeveer told MPR. "In the wake of a grueling session I decided that the time has come."
In Stillwater, Ted Kozlowski, Cassie McLemore, Tom Corbett and Adam Frederick will vie for the city council seat in Ward 2 after Micky Cook announced yesterday that she will not seek re-election.
In Ward 3, Jim Roush will be challenged for his seat on the city council by Tom Weidner.
Gary Kriesel will run unopposed for the Washington County Commissioner seat in District 3.
According to the Minnesota Secretary of State website:
Candidates who have filed for U.S. Representative District 4 are Steve Carlson of the Independence Party, Republicans Tony Hernandez and Ron Seiford, and DFLers Diana Longrie, Brian Stalboerger and Betty McCollum.
Nine candidates have filed for U.S. Senator, including: Glen R. Anderson Menze and Stephen Williams of the Independence Party, Republicans Kurt Bills, David Carlson and Bob Carney Jr., and DFLers Amy Klobuchar, Darryl Stanton, "Dick" Franson and Jack Edward Shepard.
In House District 39A, Republican Bob Dettmer and Democrat John Bruno have filed for office.
There will be three seats open for the Stillwater Area School Board. The filing period for those positions is July 31-Aug. 16.