As they are likely already aware, citizens interested in serving their communities through local government should note that filing for local city council and school board races opened at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31 and closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
In Watertown, three seats will be on the ballot. Mayor KJ McDonald (2-year term) and councilors Rick Mann and Nicholas Hoese currently hold these seats.
The Watertown-Mayer School Board has four seats open, all of which are four-year terms. John McCain, Chad Koehler, Jennifer Hoover and Steve Burns currently hold the seats. To file, visit the Watertown-Mayer district offices.
Watertown Township has two supervisor seats and a treasurer position up for grabs in November. All seats feature four-year terms. For more information, contact Ann Bruner at (612) 803-4749 or (952) 955-2446.
In Mayer, three seats will be open. Mayor Chris Capaul (2-year term) and councilors Bruce Osborn and Tice Stieve-McPadden (both 4-year terms) are currently in those seats.
In New Germany, four seats will be on the ballot. Mayor Jason Kamerud (2-year term) and councilors Ty Turnquist (2-year term) and Shirley Jaeger and Marc Trujillo (both 4-year terms) are the current members of the council.
For more information, citizens should contact or visit their local city hall and/or school district office.
Filings for county, state and legislative seats opened Tuesday, May 22 and closed on Tuesday, June 5. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14.