Area school districts and communities will have positions open for the general election Nov. 4. Filings for these positions open Tuesday and continue through Aug. 12.
Anyone wishing to file for a city council seat can do so at the city hall in your community. Filings for school board seats can be made at your school district's office. Anyone filing for a school board or council seat must fulfill age and residency requirements for the office.
Open seats are listed by the incumbent's name and are for four-year terms, unless otherwise specified.
City council: Mayor Randy Quiring, Ward 1 Councilman Darin Rahm and Ward 3 Councilman Joe Kallemeyn.
School board: Diane Gerhardt, Sandy Beckendorf and Myron Moeller.
City council: Council members, Chelsey Haase, Russ Erichsrud, and John Gartzke. Filing fee $2.
Blue Earth Area School Board: Terry Cahill, Mary Eckhardt, Jesse Haugh and Sheila Ripley.
City council: Mayor Jack Schultz, council members Shawn Chambers and Ronnie Morris.
Mayor Daniel C. Nelson (two years), council members LeAnn Moffitt, deceased (two years), Terry Helmers and Bessie Rienhardt.
Commissioners: Dist. 2: Greg Young, incumbent; challenger Milton Steele; Dist. 4: Tom Loveall, incumbent; challenger Rob Nelson.
City council: Mayor Darliss Green (two years), council members John Schofield (two years), Greg Talledge and Dale Strausser.
Commissioners: Dist. 2: Steve Pierce, incumbent; challenger Tom Mahoney Jr.; Dist. 4: Dan Schmidtke, incumbent.
MARTIN COUNTY WEST
School board: Ryan Baker, Wendi Russenberger and Sarah Rohman.
City council: Mayor Tom Wakey, council members Larry Bartz and Rick Weber.
City council: Mayor Sara Schultze (two years), council members Lonny Watson (two years), Dawn Hanson and Angie Mohlenbrock.
City council: Mayor Dorothy Behne (two years), council members Jeff Ross and Brad Ringnell.
City council: Mayor Thomas Eckmann (two years), council members Ron Reicherts and Karen Koeder.
City council: Mayor Lynn Brownlee (two years), council members Paul Leimer and Jake Ebert.
School board: Mike Pfeil, Darrell Drevlow and Donna Kotewa.
City council: Mayor H. "Bocky" Borchardt (two years), council members Kim Holm and Scot Scheff.
City council: Mayor Jeremiah Schutt (two years), and council members Scott Robertson and Jonathan Weerts.