2010-02-25 / Front Page

Primary Elections to be Held Tuesday

Early voting will end this Friday and the Primary Elections will be held next Tuesday, March 2. Running in the local Lee County races are Judge Paul Fischer, incumbent, for Lee County Judge and Bryan Iselt, both on the Democratic ticket. Running for Lee County Commissioner Precinct 4 are incumbent Linda Kovar (Democrat), and Steven Knobloch (Republican). In the Lee County Treasurer’s race, running are incumbent Melinda “Lyndy” Krause and Hilary Kieschnick, both on the Democratic ticket. Running for Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 are incumbent Troy Bise and Erie Stowers, both on the Democratic ticket, along with Charles “Charlie” Mayer, Republican. In the last Lee County contested race for Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 are incumbent Nick Hester (Democrat) and Richard Reat (Republican).

Uncontested Lee County races are Commissioner Precinct 2 Douglas Hartfield, District Clerk Lisa Teinert; County Clerk Sharon Blasig and Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Danita Smith, all incumbents and running on the Democratic ticket.

In other local election news, sign ups continue through March 8 for candidates wanting to run in City or School Board elections. In the City of Lexington, the Mayor’s position and two city council positions are opening. Running for Mayor are incumbent Robert Willrich, Sr. and Chester Thomas. As of press time, incumbent Lori Barnikow is the only person who has signed up to run for City Council. William Langehennig’s position is also opening in the May 8 City elections.

Two terms are expiring on the Lexington ISD Board of Trustees, those currently held by Alan Turner and Kimberly Oppermann. Turner has signed to run again. Russell Iselt has also signed up to run for School Board.

Persons wanting to run in City or School elections can do so Monday through Friday, from 8 to 5 at City Hall or from 8 to 4:30 at the LISD Administration office. Deadline to sign up is Monday, March 8, 2010.

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