With this year’s general election right around the corner next month on Nov. 6, Colfax County residents won’t experience any of the nail biting races many area communities anticipate with several contested races involving local city councils, board of supervisors and county law enforcement entities.
During May’s primary election, two Colfax County Commissioner races on the Republican ticket were contested. District 2 Commissioner, incumbent Gil Wigington, was defeated by Carl Grotelueschen who garnered just over 49 percent of the total vote to his opponent's 21.5 percent. Also running for the District 2 seat was Gene Novak who received just under 29 percent of the cast vote.
Also contested in the primary was the District 3 commissioner seat currently being held by Jerry Heard. Heard was defeated by winner Jim Mejstrik who received just over 37 percent of the total vote to Heard’s 29. Also entered in the primary race was Lumir Jedlicka, who received 34 percent of the cast vote.
Schuyler’s city council remains consistent with Ward 1 member Alden Kment, Ward 2 member Antonio Rodriguez and Ward 3 member Daryl Holmberg filing applications and running uncontested. Schuyler Community Schools’ Board of Education also remains constant with Holly Hild, Brian Vavricek and Richard Brabec running uncontested and retaining their current seats in November.
In next week’s edition of the Schuyler Sun, our staff will dive deeper into some of the aspects affecting this year’s local general election.