City election nominations close Sept. 19

Nomination papers available from city clerk, county auditor or online

The last day to file city election nominations for all city elections in Hamilton County is Sept. 19 by 5 p.m.

Nomination papers can be obtained from the City Clerk or the County Auditor’s office, as well as online on the Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/electioninfo/cityelections.

Candidates for city offices must be eligible electors in the city at the time of filing nomination papers and at the time of the election, meaning the candidate must meet all qualifications to register to vote, whether or not the person is actually registered.

City government candidates are nominated by petition and the minimum number of signatures is based on the population of the city. The minimum number of signatures required for Webster City candidates is 25, while the minimum for all other Hamilton County cities is 10.

Nomination papers must be filed with the City Clerk by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19.

City elections for all cities in Hamilton County will be on Nov. 5.

Webster City

In Webster City, the City Council seats held by Brian Miller and Jim Talbot will be on the ballot. Miller has announced that he will seek another term, while Talbot will step down at the conclusion of this term.

Also on the ballot in Webster City will be the Fred M. Fuller Estate Trustee John Van Diest, and Kendall Young Library Trustees Mark Dohms, Tami Hejlik and Steven Van de Zande.


Blairsburg Mayor Troy Hassebrock is up for re-election. Other races on November’s ballot will be the City Council seats now occupied by Shirley Nelson, Marlin Pruismann and Vicki Jean Sturtevant.


In Ellsworth, races on the ballot will be for Mayor Gregory S. Campbell’s seat and City Council seats of Stephen Holt, Marv Norem and Dewaine Zimmerman.


Jewell’s Mayor Mickey Walker is up for re-election, as are City Council members Susan Cooke Lorenzen and Chris Roethler. There is also a vacant seat on the council that will be on the ballot as well.


In Kamrar, the city government seats filled by Mayor Jeanette Tempel and council members Jason Moon and Amy Pigsley, will be on the November ballot.


Randall voters will see four races on their ballots – the seats now occupied by Mayor Gregg White and council members Carlene Enderson and Cindy Stull, as well as one City Council vacancy.


In Stanope, Mayor Harold L. Hove and City Council members Steven Earl, Roger Hayes Jr. and Nila Zanker will be up for re-election in November.


Stratford’s two races on November’s ballot are both for City Council. The seats now occupied by Randy Baker and Justin Richardson will be up for election.


The city of Williams will have three races on the ballot in November.

Mayor Jessica Hiemstra is up for re-election, as are City Council members Elmer Elsberry and Corey Hassebrock.