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Three candidates already in the hunt for Worthington mayor

Three people have filed to run for the office of Worthington mayor. The filing period began Tuesday and will continue through 5 p.m. Aug. 16 at Worthington City Hall.

Councilman Chad Cummings, recent honorary councilman Rick von Holdt and former city councilman Rod Sankey have all filed to be candidates for mayor. They will seek to replace Mike Kuhle, who was first elected to the office in November 2014 and has served two four-year terms. Kuhle, also a former city councilman, has said he will not seek re-election.

Among other filings for city offices, incumbent Ward 1 councilman Larry Janssen will seek re-election, as well as current Ward 2 councilwoman Alaina Kolpin.

Just one candidate thus far has filed to run for the Worthington Independent School District 518 Board of Education, as Adam Blume is seeking re-election. Three spots on that board will be up for election in November. People interested in filing for school board should contact the district’s administration office, which is temporarily located at the former West Elementary building.

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