First week of filing for Rochester, Olmsted County wraps up
Nearly every spot on the ballot has a candidate with 10 more days to file.
ROCHESTER — A handful of contested races emerged in the first week of filing for Rochester and Olmsted County elections.
Other filings for city offices by the end of the work day Friday were:
The Ward 1 seat will also be on the Nov. 8 ballot.
In Olmsted County elections, County Attorney Mark Ostrem is facing a challenge by former county prosecutor Karen MacLaughlin . Both filed for the office this week.
With six county commissioner seats set for the November ballot, a race has already emerged in District 4, where long-time commissioner Matt Flynn has announced he will not seek another term.
Other filings for county offices by the end of the work day Friday were:
- District 1: Laurel Podulke-Smith
- District 2: Dave Senjem
- District 3: Gregg Wright
- District 5: Mike Macken
- District 6: Sheila Kiscaden
- Sheriff: Kevin Torgerson
The filing period for city and county offices continues until 5 p.m. May 31.