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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher, Sun-Telegraph 

Primary Ballot Full

Ballot Includes Several Challengers


The May 10, 2022 Primary Ballot is dominated by candidates seeking to return to office.

Of the 30 seats available, seven are challengers and one seat is vacant. No names were submitted for the office of county surveyor.

Mindy Wiegand is challenging incumbent Debra A. Hume, both Republicans, for the office.

County Commissioners Darrell J. Johnson (R-Second District) and Philip E. Sanders (R-Third District) are running unopposed, as is County Assessor Melody H. Keller (Republican), County Attorney Paul Schaub (Republican) and County Clerk Beth Fiegenschuh (Republican). Adam E. Frerichs, Republican) is the only candidate for county sheriff, and Shelley A. Bowlin, Democrat, is the only name submitted for county treasurer.

The Sidney City Council has five names on the ballot; two are incumbents. Councilman Brad Sherman is seeking a second term in office, and Marva Ellwanger is seeking her first full term. She was appointed recently by the council to fill the seat vacated by councilman Joe Arterburn.

Three newcomers in the city council race are Paul Strommen, Brandon Bondegard and Tony Jones.

Ron Meyer is unopposed seeking to return to the Sidney Airport Authority Board.

For the Leyton School District Board of Education, Ryan Borges and Samuel Schumacher are are seeking to remain in office. Shad Benish submitted his name as a newcomer to the board. In the January 10 meeting of the Leyton School Board, Borges was elected as the board president and Schumacher as vice-president. In the same meeting, board member Lisa Carter was elected as the board secretary and board member Dave Wiedeman as treasurer of the board.

The Potter-Dix School Board has two challengers on the ballot: Joe Nicklas and Linda Shoemaker.

The Sidney School District Board of Education has two incumbents and one challenger. Brenda L. Smith and Michael J. Palmer are seeking to return to their seats and Rusty Gulbranson has submitted his name to be on the board. Palmer is currently the board president and Smith the board vice-president.

The Creek Valley School Board has three incumbents seeking to return: Doug Mashek, Vickie Brown and Roger Hodges.

There is one name on the ballot for the Dalton Village Board of Trustees: James L. Schmitt.

Incumbents Eli A. Weyerts and Michael B. Feinstein are seeking to return to the Gurley Village Board of Trustees.


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