Another person steps forward as District 5 County Commissioner candidate, one files to run for District 2 county board seat

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YORK – Another person has stepped forward as a candidate seeking the District 5 York County Commissioner seat. Don Mohorn has filed.

So far, three people (all Republicans) have filed to run for District 5 York County Commissioner — Mohorn, Joe Burgess and Dean Heine.

When the Feb. 15 incumbent deadline arrived, Commissioner Jack Sikes had not filed, indicating he would not be seeking re-election.

Also filing his candidacy to run for a county commissioner seat — in District 2 — has been Nick Wollenburg, seeking to run against current commissioner, LeRoy Ott.

Non-incumbents wanting to file their candidacies pertaining to the Primary Election have until March 1 to do so.

The following races require filing by the Primary deadline:

  • District 2 York County Commissioner (representing Stewart, Thayer, New York, Waco, Beaver, West Blue and Ward 1). This position is currently filled by LeRoy Ott. He has filed his candidacy, as has Wollenburg.
  • District 5 York County Commissioner (representing Wards 4A and 4B). This is currently filled by Jack Sikes. As stated, Mohorn, Heine and Burgess have filed their candidacies.
  • Henderson Mayor. This is currently filled by Corbin Tessman. Tessman has filed his candidacy.
  • Henderson City Council seat. One seat will be up for election. That seat is currently filled by Kevin Friesen, who has filed to run again.
  • York Mayor. This is currently filled by Barry Redfern. Redfern has filed to run again.
  • York City Council seats. Four seats will be up for election. These seats are currently filled by Tony North, Jennifer Sheppard, Jerry Wilkinson and Mathew Wagner. Wilkinson, Sheppard, Wagner and North have filed to run again, so all the incumbents have stepped forward.
  • McCool School Board seats. Three seats will be up for election. These seats are currently filled by Steve Gerken, Michele Schwartz and Doug Smith. Schwartz has filed to run again. Filing as non-incumbents are Stephanie Jacobsen and Abbie Christian.
  • York School Board seats. Three seats will be up for election. These seats are currently filled by Brien Alley, Matt Holthe and Amie Kopcho. Brian Tonniges, a non-incumbent, has filed to run, as have Alley and Holthe.
  • Heartland School Board seats. Three are up for election. These seats are currently filled by Gary Braun, Lacey Gloystein and Tyler Newton. Gloystein and Newton have filed to run again.
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There are numerous local village races which will go directly to the General Election in November. Filings can take place now, if candidates wish, although they are not required to do so until this summer. There have been filings, however, since the window opened for candidates. The following are the races, the open seats and the candidates who have filed:

  • Village of Benedict: The seats of Brad Brooke, Erich Heiden and Lonney Schlegelmilch are up for election.
  • Village of Bradshaw: The seats of James Gordan, Eric Jensen and Mary Kempf are up for election. John Hastings, Gordan and Jensen have filed. Also filing have been Mary Kempf and Devon Stamp.
  • Village of Gresham: The seats of Justin Brahmsteadt, Tony Cain and Colton Luettel are up for election.
  • Village of Lushton: The seats of Richard Hallet, Lennett Siebert and Diana Weisheit are up for election.
  • Village of McCool: The seats of Dustin Arduser, Reid VanWesten and Brennan White are up for election. VanWesten has filed.
  • Village of Thayer: The seats of Carl Georges and Faron Hines are up for election. Hines have filed to run again.
  • Village of Waco: The seats of Todd Bauder, Carl Gordon and Robert Saeger are up for election. Saeger and Bauder have filed to run.
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