by Mike Knaak
The filing period for the August primary election opens Tuesday, May 19, and runs through Tuesday, June 5, for offices with potential primaries, including Sartell City Council and St. Cloud school board.
This fall, Sen. Tina Smith’s US Senate seat and all US House of Representative seats will be up for election. State senators and representatives will also be on the ballot. In Stearns County, 2nd District Commissioner Joe Perske’s seat will be on the ballot.
Residents of the St. Cloud school district will elect four board members to four-year terms. Seats currently held by Al Dahlgren, Shannon Haws, Jeff Pollreis and Monica Segura-Schwartz are up.
Sartell residents will elect two City Council members for four-year terms. Seats held by Mike Chisum and Brady Andel are up.
Candidates for state offices file with the secretary of state, county candidates file with the auditor and local candidates file at city hall.
Races without potential primaries include Sartell-St. Stephen school board, St. Joseph mayor and St. Joseph City Council. Filing for those races takes place from July 28 — Aug. 11.