Candidates have filed for city offices within McPherson County.
The deadline to file for open positions was Jan. 22.
There will be two positions open on the Canton City Council. Council members Jean Anderson and Tracy Morgan have their council seats up for election this year. Jean Anderson, who is retired, will be running for re-election this year, while Tracy Morgan will not run for re-election.
Other candidates for the Canton City Council include Cathy Morgan, 66, the retired stepmother of Tracy Morgan; Jeff Ecker, 61, who serves as the president of the Lion’s Club in Canton; Earl Maltbie, 69; and Terry Gribble, 57.
There are three spots open on the Galva City Council. Council members Barbara Lundberg-Roe, Myrna Walline and Bryon Smith are all running for re-election for Galva City Council.
Walline has served with the Galva Middle School for 29 years. Bryon is a regional sales manager for Vortex Valves in Salina.
Inman mayor John O’Brien will not be running for re-election for mayor this year. Candidates to replace him include Jim Toews, 68, who currently serves as an Inman council member, and Nicholas Reinecker, 35.
There are two seats up for election on the city council.
City council members Bob Jones and Ruth Sisson have their seats open for election this year. Ruth Sisson, 51, will run for re-election for her council seat, while Bob Jones will not.
New candidates for city council this year include Rozanna O’Brien, 50, who serves as the executive director for Aging Projects Inc., and Don Froese, 62.
Lindsborg mayor Judy Neuschafer will not rerun for mayor this year. Running instead is Bill Taylor, 53. He stands unopposed.
For Ward 1, council member Kim Branch will not run for re-election for her council seat. Running instead is Emile Gallant, 27, owner of Lindsborg Auto.
For Ward 2, Becky Anderson, 65, owner of Swedish Country Inn, will run for re-election for her city council position.
For Ward 3, Russel Hefner, 53, state supervisor for Farmers Mutual Insurance, will run for re-election for his city council position.
For Ward 4, Brad Howe will not run for re-election for his council seat. Running instead is Kelley Menke, 46.
Mayor Allan Lindfors will run for re-election this year. Lindfors, 60, is the vice president of Marquette Farmers State Bank and co-owner of Marquette Insurance and Real Estate Agency. He stands unopposed.
Council members Sandra Myers, 60, and Donna Zajicek, 67, will both run for re-election for their council position this year. Myers serves on the board of directors for Riverview Estates Inc., and Zajicek is retired.
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Mayor Gary Fisher will run for re-election this year. Fisher, 76, is the owner of Images Photography in Moundridge. He stands unopposed.
Two seats are open on the Moundridge City Council. Council members Lanny Stucky, 69, and Jeremy Moore, 33, will run for re-election. Stucky is retired, and Moore is with the Moundridge telephone company.
A new candidate for city council this year is Kevin Schmidt, 40.
There are three council positions open in Windom. Council members Janis Bernd, 64, and Todd Baldwin, 44, will run for re-election for city council this year. Bernd is the secretary for the Windom Booster Club and a part of the Windom Tree Board. Baldwin is a maintenance worker for Mid West Industry and Development.
A new candidate for city council this year is Abbey Baldwin, 19. She is the daughter of council member Todd Baldwin and serves as a volunteer for the Windom Fire Department.