McLEOD, WRIGHT, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Each week leading up to the Tuesday, Nov. 4 election, Herald Journal has been publishing a voters guide with include brief profiles of local candidates.
We are featuring only candidates in contested races. Candidates who are running unopposed were not asked to participate.
Candidate profiles for the following races will be published on pages 8-9A of the Oct. 20 edition:
• State Representative District 18A Dean Urdahl* (R-Grove City) versus Steven Shiroo (DFL-Cokato).
• Waverly City Council candidates Kenny Antil*, Adrian (Ben) Duske*, Lane Johnson, Scott Wilson, and Jeremiah Jessen.
• New Germany City Council candidates Nick Hartwig*, Cathy Ruschmeier*, and Paul Engelhart.
• Mayer City Council candidates Erick Boder*, Krista Goedell, Nikki McNeilly, and Kenneth Jeffrey Olson.
• Lester Prairie mayoral candidates Andy Heimerl* and Mark Miller.
• Howard Lake City Council candidates Mike Mitchell*, Al Munson*, Tim Krueger, and Joel Uldrych.
(* denotes incumbent)
Candidate profiles for the following races were published on pages 6-7A of the Oct. 13 edition:
• State Representative District 18B, including incumbent Glenn Gruenhagen (R) of Glencoe, and John Lipke (DFL) of Stewart.
• State Representative District 47A, including Jim Nash (R) of Waconia, and Matthew Gieseke (DFL) of Waconia.
• Carver County Commissioner District 4, including incumbent Commissioner Tim Lynch of Mayer and Frank Long of Watertown.
• Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty of St. Michael versus challenger Stacy Braun.
• Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson versus challenger Derek Lee.