List of Contested Races for BV County Cities/School Boards

Four candidates have filed nomination papers for three spots on the Storm Lake City Council, and there is one contest for mayor across Buena Vista County.

Incumbents Tyson Rice, Kevin McKinney, and Maria Ramos are running for the Storm Lake City Council, along with Margaret McKeon.

Bruce McGowan, Pam Henderson, Lee Meyer, and Tom Lane are all running for three spots on the Alta City Council.

There are seven people running for five spots on the Linn Grove City Council including Denny Graesing, Jud Graesing, Eugene Johnson, Steven Jessen, Kevin Weier, Bobby White, and Wade Withers.

Five people are running for three spots on the Marathon City Council including Scott Simpson, Jon Carlson, Cassandra Yartz, Dustin Klatt, and Larry Robinson.

Brian Puhrmann and Wayne Westergaard are running to fill a vacancy for mayor in the City of Newell. Puhrmann was appointed mid-term last year to the position.

There are four candidates for two spots on the Newell City Council including Dennis Zeigler, Larry Nielsen, William Henrich Jr, Stanley Henrich. There is also a to-fill vacancy position on the council, and Anastasia Johnson is the only one running for that spot.

The Sioux Rapids City Council has four candidates running for three spots including Michael Gunderson, Todd Reiling, Jennifer Prior, and Lacy Garberding.

For BV County on the school board side…

There is no contested race for the Storm Lake School Board, as incumbents Dave Skibsted, Melea Raveling, and Emilia Marroquin are all on the ballot running for three spots.

The Alta Aurelia School Board consists of six candidates running for three spots. Those that are running include Jennifer Kaskey, Katie Meyer, Curtis Caboth, Paul Nahnsen, Jodi Theisen, and Nicole Weathers.

There are three candidates running for two positions on the Newell Fonda School Board District 1 including Gary Morenz, Pat Brabec, and Robyn Hogrefe.

There are two candidates seeking one spot for District 4 of the Sioux Central School Board including Amanda Waldstein and Kale Glover.

The deadline for file nomination papers was this past Thursday. The city/school board elections happen on November 7th.