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Further candidates from the region file to run in the Nov. 7 general election

The following west central Minnesota candidates have filed to run for state or local office in the Nov. 7 general election.

Candidates for county offices file in their county auditors' offices. Most legislative candidates file with the secretary of state. In the case of legislative districts that do not cross county lines, candidates may file with county auditors.

The list of state and county candidates is reported on the secretary of state's Web site. An (I) in the listing below denotes an incumbent.

Filing for school boards with even-year elections is currently open, too.

Candidates may file for office through 5 p.m. on July 18. They have until 5 p.m. July 20 to withdraw their candidacies if they choose.

The Tribune will publish a full list of area candidates after filings close.

State Representative

District 13A: Bruce Shuck, DFL, Sunburg

District 18B: Dr. Dave Detert, DFL, Litchfield

District 20B: Lyle Koenen (I), DFL, Clara City

8th District Court

Court 3: Bruce W. Christopherson (I), Clarkfield

Court 6: Gerald J. Seibel (I), Morris

Court 8: Donald M. Spilseth, Spicer (I)

Chippewa County

Auditor/treasurer: David Van Klompenburg, Montevideo

Yellow Medicine County

Commissioner District 1: Darren Olson, Hanley Falls

KMS Schools

Two people have filed so far for three seats open on the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg School Board. Jane Stassen and Craig Johnson have filed for re-election. The third seat is currently held by Lynn Sluter.


No one has filed yet for the three open seats on the MACCRAY School Board. The seats are in District 2, where the seat is currently held by Randy Janssen; District 4, where the seat is held by Rollie Ammermann; and District 5, where the seat is held by Gerry Struxness.

RCW Schools

No one has filed yet for the three open seats on the Renville County West School Board.

They are held by Julie Abbas, Philip Smith and Calvin Lueck.