VOTERS TO CHOOSE NEW HUTCHINSON COUNTY SHERIFF
Registered voters living in Hutchinson County will decide on a new sheriff to replace a retiring Jim Zeeb, who has held office since 2004.
Barron Nankivel and Maurice Waltner are both on the ballot for the June 7 primary election. Both currently work for Hutchinson County; Nankivel is the emergency manager while Waltner is a deputy with the sheriff’s office.
Voters will also pick two new candidates to serve in the District 19 House of Representatives from a candidate pool of five Republicans running for the state’s two seats in the chamber. With no Democratic or independent candidates filing a petition for election, whoever voters choose in the June election will assume their first term of office next year. Candidates are:
Jessica Bahmuller, Alexandria
Michael Boyle, Parkston
Caleb Finck, Tripp
Roger Hofer, Bridgewater
Drew Peterson, Salem
The winners will replace Marty Overweg, who is no longer living in District 19 because of redistricting, and Kent Peterson, who is stepping away from the legislature.
Two candidates have filed for the lone District 19 seat in the Senate: Incumbent Kyle Schoenfish of Scotland is running as a Republican and challenger Daniel Brant of Avon is running as a Democrat. The two will face off in the general election in November.
For more about the primary, see the letter from Secretary of State Steve Barnett on page 12A.