Municipal election day is Nov. 5
By Shelia Tomkins
Clayton County voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5, to elect municipal leaders. (Look for candidate interviews elsewhere in this issue.)
Absentee ballots are available at the County Auditor's office, or by sending a completed request form to the Auditor's office. Forms are available for downloading at www.claytoncountyia.gov or by calling 563-245-1106. Votes can also be cast in person at the Auditor's Office prior to Nov. 5.
Sample ballots and voting information appeared in last week's issue of The Press. Election information from various communities in The Press readership area is summarized as follows:
Polls will be open at the Guttenberg Municipal Building from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Incumbent Russell Loven is the lone candidate for mayor.
Council candidates for three open seats are Steve Friedlein, Fred Schaub and David Schlueter.
There are two vacancies on the hospital board and two candidates have filed, Susan Osterhaus and Douglas Reimer.
The park board has two vacancies with no candidates filing for seats. Austin Greve has declared as a write-in candidate.
Polling site is the Garnavillo Community Center, and polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
There are six candidates seeking three open positions on the city council: Robert Bodish, Bruce Hanson, Lanny Kuhse, Lyndon Meyer, Fern Moser and Jeremy Schmelzer.
In addition, Garnavillo voters will decide on a public measure to change the library board from six resident members and one non-resident member to three resident members and two non-resident members effective Jan. 1, 2014.
Polls will be open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. at the Colesburg Community Center.
Richard Sampson is the lone candidate for mayor.
There are four candidates seeking two seats on the city council: Nick Brown, Tom Forkenbrock, Rex Meyer and Roger Waterman.
Garber voters will go to the polling site at the Garber Fire Station, which will be open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
The terms of the mayor and five council members are up for election, but no candidates have filed; the election will be completed by write-in.
North Buena Vista
The polling site is the Immaculate Conception Hall and hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Robert Ludovissy is the lone candidate for mayor.
There are seven candidates for five council seats: David Breitbach, James Gordon, Mark Hohmann, Jayne Honkomp, Ben Ludovissy, Lyndon C. Ludovissy and Donald Riniker.
Residents of Clayton will vote at the Garnavillo Community Center; polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The mayor's seat is up for election; no candidates have filed.
Five seats are open on the city council with six candidates: Dixie Connell, JoAnn Creery, Harland Grunder, David C. Hart, Joanna Jody Holm and Darryll L. Noble.
Polls will be open for Osterdock voters from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Guttenberg Municipal Building.
There are no candidates on the ballot for the mayoral post and five council seats; the election will be completed by write-in.