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Two local races short on candidates

2016 electionsWith final election filing deadlines passing on Monday, Aug. 1, there is a shortage of candidates for several local offices in the Nov. 8 general election.
Only one candidate had filed for Albion City Council, where two four-year terms are to be filled.
St. Edward School Board has two candidates, but three four-year terms are up for election.
Petersburg Village Board had two candidates file for two available seats on Monday, the last day of election filings. Several other local races have just enough candidates to fill the available seats. Only the Cedar Rapids Village Board of Trustees and St. Edward City Council have more candidates than the number of seats to be filled.
Following is a list of the offices up for election and candidate filings by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1:
• County Commissioner, District 2: Elect one to a four-year term. Tom Fick, Republican (advanced from primary), and Alan Rasmussen (write-in).
• Boone Central School Board: Elect three to four-year terms. Darren S. Wright, incumbent, and new filers Justin Frey and Edmond D. Knott.
• St. Edward School Board: Elect three to four-year terms. David Roberts, incumbent, and David Merrell, new filer.
• Albion City Council: Elect two to four-year terms. Marcus Johnson, incumbent, and one vacancy.
• Albion Airport Authority: Elect two to six-year terms. Bob Sandman and Sam A. McMillan, incumbents.
• St. Edward City Council: Elect two to four-year terms. Derek Nauenburg and Jim Plebanek, incumbents, and Marvin Haas, new filer.
• Cedar Rapids Village Board of Trustees: Elect three to four-year terms. Cindy Jo Geiser-Fousek and Michael Loeffler, incumbents; and Jordan W. Mogensen, Brady R. Yosten and Dennis Roan, new filers.
• Petersburg Village Board of Trustees: Elect two to four-year terms. Mitch Koch and Ashley Thieman, new filers.
• Primrose Village Board of Trustees: Elect two to four-year terms. James Dresch, incumbent, and Michael Pribnow, new filer.