Filing opens for city, school board seats

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By Shelia Tomkins

Iowa school board and municipal elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2. Local voters will go to the polls to fill vacancies on the Clayton Ridge school board and Guttenberg city council. The first day to file nomination papers  is Aug. 23.

School board

Voters will decide three vacancies on the seven-member Clayton Ridge School board. The seats are currently held by Michael Finnegan, Katherine Ihde and Jason Reimer.

Copies of nomination papers are available at the school secretary’s office, county auditor’s office, or on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/SchoolElections.html.

Each candidate must file an affidavit of candidacy and nomination petitions with school secretary David Schlueter. The affidavit of candidacy and nomination petitions must be filed together or they will be rejected.

The minimum number of signatures needed on nomination papers depends on the number of registered voters in the school district as of May 1, 2021. In the Clayton Ridge district, a minimum of 37 signatures are required.

First day to file nomination papers is Monday, Aug. 23, and the last day is Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m.  There are no filing fees in Iowa.

Guttenberg city election

Up for election this year is the mayor's seat currently held by Bill Frommelt, and three of five council seats, currently held by Mick Pierce, Virginia Saeugling and Fred Schaub.

Copies of nomination papers are available at the city clerk’s office, Clayton County Auditor's office, or on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/CityElections.html.

Candidates must file nomination papers with the county auditor. The affidavit of candidacy and nomination petitions must be filed together.

The number of signatures on nomination papers depends on the size of the city. Guttenberg candidates are required to have 10 signatures.

Papers must be filed during the filing period: first day is Monday, Aug. 23, and the last day is Thursday, Sept. 16, at 5 p.m. There are no filing fees.

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