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Fields set for 2013 township elections

Once again, Empire township's elections should bring little surprise the morning after. But Castle Rock and Eureka? Well, that might be something different.

The filing of affidavits of candidacy for township elections closed Tuesday, and two of the three townships around Farmington have contests coming up.

Empire Township will not have a contested race this year. The position currently held by Jamie Elvestad is up for election, and Elvestad was the only individual to file for the position.

In Castle Rock, the posts for Supervisor A and B are up for election. Supervisor A is currently held by board of supervisors assistant chair Russ Zellmer, who is running unopposed. The Supervisor B post, which now belongs to David Nicolai, is also open. Nicolai and Jeff Partington have both filed for the Supervisor B position.

In Eureka Township, Ken Miller has filed for reelection to the open Supervisor 5 position. He is opposed in his bid by Nancy Sauber.

Township elections will be held Tuesday, March 12.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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