With the presentation of a candidate on Friday morning, races have now been held for the three Hutchinson City Council seats that are in the Nov. 2 vote and a race on Nickerson School Board.
As of Friday, however, there was no other race contested in any other municipal election or in the county school board, nor any race that required August primaries.
In fact, most communities and school boards have not chosen enough candidates to fill all the seats at the polls, with five communities with totally blank blackboards.
Electoral Secretary Jenna Fager said this year she has been unusually slow in making submissions and was unsure of the reason for the lack of candidates.
Residents have until noon on June 1 to apply. The cost is $ 70 and is made at the office of the Reno County Secretary, in the county annex, 125 W. First Ave.
In Hutchinson, the seats in the town halls of the Southwest, Northwest and At-Large are in the election.
The At-Large seat has only a two-year term and incumbent Sara Bagwell, 35, of 803 W. 22nd Ave., is completing her first term in office, currently serving as deputy mayor.
Bagwell, who works as a debt collector at 4th Avenue LLC and owns rental properties, according to her paperwork, ran for re-election.
Also present at At-Large City was Marla Jean Booher, 44, of 604 Idlewild Drive. Booher is director of medical staff services at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and also works as an online instructor at Hutchinson Community College, according to her LinkedIn profile.
Southwestern and Northwestern seat holders Nancy Soldner and Jon Daveline, respectively, have reached term limits, so they cannot run again. Both positions have periods of four years.
Greg Fast and Brock Wells filed the application in the Southwest District, primarily south of 17th Avenue and west of Plum Street, with a few sculpted blocks.
Fast, 56, 416 N. Main, owns and operates Hutch Lawn Care and CWC Property Rentals LLC. He noted at the presentation that he is chairman of the board of the Boys and Girls Club.
Wells, 38, 212 W. Ave. B, owns Salt City Chiropractic. He opened the 30th Avenue clinic in Hutchinson in 2015. He is also a board member of the Kansas Chiropractic Association, according to its business website.
Nickerson School Board:
In Nickerson, two candidates have run for the same position on the school board, while two other seats have no candidates.
Holder Brent Engelland, 46, of 12602 W. 43rd Ave., has been a member of the board of directors since 2018 and is a member of the board’s negotiating committee. He is a mechanic in the Kansas Department of Transportation and also runs farms south and west of Nickerson.
Dave Hawthorne, 68, of 7707 N. Monroe St., a Hutchinson Correctional Facility counselor who previously served on Nickerson’s board, lost his seat in 2015.
Other offices to the elections and presentations of these places from 2 p.m. Friday included:
Abbyville, two council seats: James A Carter, 501 E. Ave F; open;
Arlington, three council seats: Michael D Fanucchi, 415 W. Main St; Max Canady Jr .; 422 S. Lincoln St .; Home Support 208 S. Maple St .;
Buhler: mayor and two council seats: mayor, open; Council, Michael Yutzy, 228 E. Fourth Ave .; an open council;
Haven: three council seats: Sandra Dean Williams 214 N. Kansas St, two open seats;
Langdon: mayor and three council seats: all open;
Nickerson: Mayor and three council seats: Mayor: Peggy L. Ruebke 1300 W. Ave A, Nickerson; Tip 1: Brad Berridge 501 N. Peabody; Tip 2: open; Council Ward 3: Angela Richard 208 W. State Rd. 96;
Lost: mayor and two council seats: all open;
Pleven: mayor and five council seats: mayor, open; Tip: Ronald Hooker, 102 W. Third; Amber Griffin-Mendenhall, 507 S. Snyder; Michael B. Sour, 402 S. Anderson St .; David E. Green, 118 W. Third; Gail L. Holcomb, 300 S. Jackson St .;
Beautiful meadow: mayor and two council seats: all open;
South Hutchinson: three council seats: Matt Nisly, 15 Glass Manor Lane; two open;
Sílvia: mayor and two council seats: all open;
The highlands: Mayor and three council seats: Mayor, Carol L. Moore 9820 Golf Green Ct .; council, Greig A Sims, 1213 W. Snokomo; Jennalee Boggs, 9510 Pinnacle Park; an open seat;
Hill: mayor and three council seats: mayor, Christopher L. West, 405 E. Chicago St .; Council, Cheryl L Fleming, 207 E. Kansas Ave., Anthony Perkins 401 E. Price, an open seat;
Willowbrook: mayor and five council seats: all open
: Council Positions 2, 4 and 6: Pos. 2, Rodney Calhoun, 424 W. Primer; Pos. 4, Marla Eriksen, 117 Kisiwa Pkwy; Pos. 6, Todd B. Miller, 3219 Inverness Dr.
Hutchinson $ 308; three large seats: Kian Williams, 316 Crescent Blvd; Kail Denison, 1105 Barberry Dr .; Tyson Thrall, 804 W. 25th Ave., Apt. A;
Nickerson $ 309: Positions 4, 5, 6 of the board: pos. 4, open; Pos. 5, Brent Engelland, 12602 W. 43rd Ave., and Dave Hawthorne, 7707 N. Monroe St .; Pos. 6
Fairfield USD 310: three large table seats: Darren Busick, 23813 Trail West Rd, Plevna; Seth Beck, 904 S. Andre Rd, Plevna; open;
Pretty Prairie $ 311: three large table seats: Jay Gehring 117 S. Maple, Pretty Prairie; two open;
Haven $ 312; Board charges 4, 5, 6; Pos. 4, open; Pos. 5, Kenneth L. Nisly, 5914 W. Trailwest Rd, Hutchinson; Pos. 6, open
Buhler $ 313: Positions 4, 5, 6 of the board: Pos. 4, Jesse Tanksley, 3905 Vicksburg Street, Hutchinson; Pos. 5, Laura A. Meyer Dick, 4002 Jupiter Hills Dr, Hutchinson; Pos. 6, Monte Cross, 308 N. Main, Buhler