10 file for spots on Rice Co. Board

There appears to be no shortage of county commissioner candidates in Rice County, with 10 candidates filing for the five available seats. Four of those are in the Fourth District, meaning there will be a primary election in that district on September 14.

The filing period for county commissioner, state legislative, Soil and Water Conservation Supervisors and district and state judges ends Tuesday, July 20. Candidates for county offices and for legislative offices that represent only one county can file at their county auditor's office, while candidates for judicial and state offices representing more than one county must file at the Secretary of State's office in St. Paul.

Rice County

There has been a court-ordered redrawing of Rice County Commissioner Districts. As a result, all five commissioner seats are up for election.

Jacob (Jake) Gillen of Faribault has filed for the District 1 seat.

In District 2, Jessica Peterson and Craig Redalen, both of Northfield, have filed.

Two incumbents have filed to face each other in District 3. They are Donald Olson and Milt Plaisance, both of Faribault. The redistricting put both commissioners in the same district.

Four candidates have surfaced in District 4, meaning a primary will be held September 14. Candidates who have filed are David Albers, Steven R. Bauer, Jon Hansen and Donald D. Kelly, all of Faribault.

Incumbent Jim Brown of Lonsdale is the only candidate to date for District 5.

Two candidates have filed for the District 2 seat on the Rice Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors. They are Jerry Courson and Dr. Dick Huston, both

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