Incumbents file right awayAll three Goodhue County commissioners up for re-election on Nov. 4 filed for candidacy Tuesday at the Goodhue County Government Center.
By: Jon Swedien, The Republican Eagle
All three Goodhue County commissioners up for re-election on Nov. 4 filed for candidacy Tuesday at the Goodhue County Government Center.
After the first day of filing, the incumbents — Commissioners Ron Allen, Dan Rechtzigel and Ted Seifert — face no challengers. Tuesday marked the first day of filing for Minnesota candidates seeking federal, state, county and city offices. The deadline for filing is 5 p.m. July 15.
Allen, who filed at 8:30 a.m., said he was excited to run again.
“I think the (county) board is moving in the right direction,” he said. “The board, as a team, we’re doing a pretty good job of moving the county forward.”
He added that, among other things, he hopes to keep the county levy low.
Like Allen, Seifert also said he was excited about seeking re-election.
“I’m anxious to get out there and knock on doors and shake hands,” he said.
Seifert looks forward to ushering in the new 800 Mhz radio system and keeping the levy as low as possible.
Dan Rechtzigel was not available for comment.
New this year, Minnesota House candidates are not required to file with the Secretary of State’s Office; they may file in a county elections office. County races file at the government center, and city candidates file at City Hall. Federal candidates do have to file with the Secretary of State’s Office.
The office said it will try to update all candidate filings, including from counties, hourly at http://candidates.sos.state.mn.us.