Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A couple of incumbents were among the last-minute filers for local elected positions that will appear on the fall ballot.

The filing period ended at 5 PM and among those filing near the deadline were 2nd Ward Rochester City Councilmember Michael Wojcik and Rochester State Senator David Senjem. Wojcik will face three challengers in the August 11 primary election, while Senjem will run against Democrat Sara Flick in November.

There were also two last-minute filers for the 6th Ward Rochester City Council seat being vacated by Annalissa Johnson. Molly Dennis and David Diercks were the 5th and 6th candidates to file for the position. One candidate for the City Council President withdrew from the race. The departure of Greg Munson leaves three candidates seeking to succeed Randy Staver.

Two incumbents on the Olmsted County Board picked up challengers today. Brian Morgan and Regina Mustafa both filed to challenge District 5 Commissioner Jim Bier and Robert Beeman filed today to run against Stephanie Podulke to represent District 1 on the County Board.

Another race was set up for a position on the Rochester School Board. Justin Cook filed to run against incumbent Don Barlow.

Republican Kenneth Bush also filed For the State House District 25B seat being vacated by Democrat Duane Sauke. Bush will face-off against Democrat Liz Bolden in November.

Rochester City Council

City Council President

  • Brooke Carlson
  • Vangie Castro
  • Kathleen Harrington

2nd Ward City Council

  • Steve Barlow
  • Mark Bransford
  • Denise Welte
  • Michael Wojcik

4th Ward City Council

  • Abel Brito
  • PJ Calkins
  • Kelly Rae Kirkpatrick

6th Ward City Council

  • Donavan Bailey
  • Molly Dennis
  • David Diercks
  • Todd Pisarski
  • Thomas M. Rigby
  • Craig Ugland

Olmsted County Board

District 1

  • Robert Beeman
  • Stephanie Podulke

District 3

  • Gregg Wright

District 5

  • Jim Bier
  • Brian Morgan
  • Regina Mustafa

District 7

  • Wade Elegbede
  • Mark Thein

Rochester School Board

Position 1

  • Don Barlow
  • Justin Cook

Position 3

  • Karen MacLaughlin
  • Deborah Seelinger

Position 5

  • Jess Garcia
  • Mark Schleusner

Minnesota House

District 25A

  • Duane Quam Rep.
  • Kim Hicks Dem.

District 25B

  • Kenneth Bush Rep.
  • Liz Boldon Dem.

District 26A

  • Tina Liebling  Dem.

District 26B

  • Nels Pierson Rep.
  • Randy Brock Dem.

Minnesota Senate

District 25

  • David Senjem Rep.
  • Sara Flick Dem.

District 26

  • Carla Nelson Rep.
  • Aleta Borrud Dem.
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