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Little changes in filings for elected offices in Worthington

After multiple filings for city of Worthington elected offices last week, there have been no new candidates declaring their candidacy in the past several days. The filing period began Tuesday and will continue through 5 p.m. Aug. 16.

Three people have filed to run for mayor Worthington mayor: Councilman Chad Cummings, recent honorary councilman Rick von Holdt and former city councilman Rod Sankey. They will seek to replace two-term mayor Mike Kuhle, who has said he will not seek re-election.

Incumbent Ward 1 councilman Larry Janssen is seeking re-election as well as current Ward 2 councilwoman Alaina Kolpin. Both have no opponents at this time.

People wishing to file their candidacy for a city office may do so at City Hall.

Another candidate did file to run for the Worthington Independent School District 518 Board of Education during the past week. Longtime board member Lori Dudley will seek re-election and joined another board incumbent, Adam Blume, on the November ballot. Three spots on that board will be up for election. People interested in filing for school board should contact the district’s administration office, which is temporarily located at the former West Elementary building.

Meanwhile, In the Nobles County communities of Bigelow, Brewster, Ellsworth and Lismore, no candidates had yet to file for mayor or city council as of Friday morning.

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