The nomination period for the November city and school election has closed. There is one open seat on the Belmond City Council as well as councils in other towns.
Running for re-election in Belmond are Mayor Frank Beminio (two-year term), Council Members Katie Schlichting and Jon Swenson (four-year terms), and Councilman Kyle Tulp (two-year term). Jenna German is not running for re-election, and no one filed papers for that position. That city council seat will most likely be filled by write-in.
For the Belmond-Klemme School Board, incumbent Rick McDaniel is the only candidate in District 4. For the two at-large seats there are three candidates: incumbent Gary Berkland, Heather Ridgway and incumbent Marc Schlichting.
Also on the ballot will be a resolution whether or not to continue to collect the instructional support levy for the B-K Schools.
In Rowan, Lennea Groom is running for mayor to replace Ron Bailey, who is retiring. Three people are running for four seats on the city council: incumbents Dale Hollman, Marcos Hurtado and Virgil Park. Groom is currently a council member, and her seat is open for write-in.
Incumbent Mayor Tom Schear is running for re-election. Incumbent Roy Arends is running for city council. There is one council seat to fill by write-in.
Richard Miller is running for re-election as mayor. Cyneva Myers and Michael Gobeli are running for re-election to the city council. The council position held by the late Ben Allbee is vacant at this time.
Shannon Boge-Miller, a current council member, is running for mayor to replace retiring Ken Blank. David Abele (incumbent), James Menke (incumbent) and Tim Jergenson (to fill vacancy) are running for city council.
All incumbents are running unopposed: Ryan Halfpop for mayor, and Karen Green, Mark Stille and Barb Schaefer for city council.