Auditor extends hours for Okoboji School Board election

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Voters in the Okoboji School District will have five extra hours to get to the polls and choose two candidates to serve on the school board. Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, in the Milford area.

Voting takes place from noon to 8 p.m. that day for voters in the Harris-Lake Park and Spirit Lake School Districts. Nomination papers needed to be turned in by 5 p.m. Thursday for candidates who wanted to appear on the Sept. 12 school election ballot.


Okoboji School District incumbents Jeff Nielsen and Stacy Titterington did not meet the filing deadline to appear on the ballot.

Okoboji’s two open seats drew interest from seven Milford residents: Shannon Anderson, Cheryl Aumer, Brad Droegmiller, Todd Gonnerman, Juli Johnson, James Slipke and Daniel Winkowitsch all met the filing deadline. The winners will join Bob Hansen, Jay Weaver and Scott Dodge on the school board.


Incumbent Mike Bosma did not file nomination papers to run again in District 2. Chad Robert Hibma of Harris filed for that seat.

District 4 incumbent Tim Harmon met the filing deadline in Harris-Lake Park and does not face a candidate on the ballot. Douglas Stahley in District 1, Arin Elder in District 3 and Shelley Heikens in District 5 are midway through their four-year terms. Their seats will be on the 2019 ballot.


Two of Spirit Lake’s five seats on the school board have terms set to expire in 2017. Incumbent Scott Trautman has filed to run again. Incumbent Todd Hummel did not file to appear on the ballot. Kerri McKim of Spirit Lake met the filing deadline for one of the two seats.

Teresa Beck, Keith Brockmeyer and Sonja Hamm were elected in 2015.

Voters will also have a chance to vote for a member of the Iowa Lakes Community College Board of Trustees. Incumbent Christopher Fuhrman has filed to retain his seat in District III. He was the only candidate to meet the filing deadline.

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