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County to have few contested races

With the passing of the primary election filing deadline on Monday, March 1, there will be few contested local or statewide races in the upcoming election.

For Boone County, there will be only three local contested races in the May 11 primary.

One of those primary races will be for District 3 County Commissioner, where two Democrats are running. Ken Luettel of Petersburg filed to challenge incumbent Hank Thieman for the position.

No Republicans filed for the District 3 seat.

There will be no primary election race for the District 1 Commissioner seat, but there will be a race in the general election.

Republican Max Olson filed to challenge incumbent Democrat Tom Schuele for the District 1 seat.

A primary race will also be held for Clerk of the District Court, where two Republicans will appear on the ballot. Incumbent Ellen Hirsch is being challenged by Amanda (Mandy) Wiseman.

The third primary race will be for Cedar Rapids School Board, where seven candidates will be vying for three available seats. The list of candidates will be trimmed to six in the primary.

Incumbents seeking re-election to the Cedar Rapids School Board are Lisa Kennedy and Mark Zentner. The other five candidates are Debbie Braun, Tom McPhillips, Matt Paulsen, Bill Robinson and Brian Swerczek.

Details in the March 3 Albion News Print Edition.