Voters will be voting on city officials, Sun Valley Improvement board members and a public measure to provide $9 million for county road improvement when voters go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8.
The election will be unlike the usual municipal election cycle when rural residents aren’t involved as all residents of the county will be voting on the road bonding measure in this election.
There are races in Kellerton, Mount Ayr and Delphos for city spots while Benton, Maloy, Ellston and Redding will have to write in all the city officials in votes there.
The candidate list was released by county auditor Laurie Greenman this past week following the filing deadline.
In Mount Ayr, incumbent Don Solliday is running unopposed for mayor. There are four people running for the three open council positions. Incumbents Gerald Cannon, Jim Feeback and Wes Mathany are running again and Deloris Stutzman will also be seeking a spot on the council.
Candidates in other communities in the county area include:
Beaconsfield: Gary Smith is running for mayor. Incumbents Connie Neesen and Michael Neesen along with Steve Wolf are seeking the three council spots.
Benton: No candidate for mayor or the three council positions.
Diagonal: incumbent Lowell Johnson is running for mayor. Incumbents James Norris, Doug Ruby and Shon O’Kelley are running for new council terms.
Blockton: Richard Brown is running for mayor. John Cavin and Jodi Rae Lawrence are running for the two open council seats.
Clearfield: Sharon Brown is running for mayor. Phil Buchanan, Jason Cole and JD Mackey are running for the two open seats.
Delphos: Rebecca Caldwell and Kevin Ray are running for mayor. Incumbents Lesa Saville and Bernie Rothman are being joined by Ruth Marie Saville, Ashley Ray and Debbie Roach as candidates for the three council positions.
Ellston: No candidates for mayor or council.
Kellerton: Kristina Nail is running for mayor. Incumbents Mathew West and Diana Euritt are being joined by Paul Fifer, Rodney Holmes and Debbie Munyon in seeking the three council positions.
Maloy: No candidates for mayor or council.
Redding: No candidates for mayo or counicl.
Tingley: Nancy Jarred is running for mayor. Incumbent Jeremy Weeda and Robert Johnson as well as Sharon Case are running for the three council positions.
Sun Valley vote
Residents of the Sun Valley Lake area will be voting on a member for the Sun Valley Rural Improvement Zone board.
Rudy Lucia and Michael Hopkins are running for the one open position on the board.
Special election measure
The entire county will be voting on public measure A on bonding for rural road improvements.
Question on the ballot will be:
Shall the county of Ringgold, state of Iowa, issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not exceeding the amount of $9,000,000 for the purpose of a major secondary road restoration project that will pave approximately 25 miles of roadway and resurface approximately 26 miles of roadway with seal coat, with the monies obtained from the sale of said bonds to be used to pay labor and material costs for said construction, including costs to prepare the roadways, roadway sub-bases and roadway culverts, and with said general obligation bonds to be payable over a period of up to 15 years?
A 60 percent majority must vote for the bond funding for it to be approved.