Mark Bromenschenkel of Sartell, who ran unopposed for Stearns County Commissioner, easily won re-election Nov. 6, with 12,808 votes and only 153 write-in votes for other people’s names.
Bromenschenkel, a former police officer, was first elected to the commissioner position in District 2 two years ago.
District 2 includes five of Sartell’s six precincts (all of Sartell west of the Mississippi River), Precinct 2 of Collegeville, LeSauk Township, St. Joseph, St. Wendel Township, the City of St. Joseph and precincts 1, 2 and 3 of Waite Park.
There were also Stearns County commissioners elected in Districts 1, 3 and 4. Running unopposed for District 1, incumbent DeWayne Marcek won with 10,341 votes (175 write-ins for other names). In District 3, incumbent Jeffery H. Mergen, with 7,748 votes, won over challenger Chad Middendorf, with 6,327 votes. There were 67 write-in votes in that race. In District 4, incumbent Leigh Lenzmeier won with 8,617 votes compared to 3,291 votes for Darell Bruestle. There were 103 write-in votes in that race.
There are five commissioner districts in Stearns County. District 5, which covers most of western Stearns County, is represented by Don Otto. That district was not up for election this year.