For current seat holders in local elections, papers of non-candidacy needed to be filed by December 27, 2019.
In the Village of Osceola, the candidates filed and the order in which they will appear on the ballot are: Trustees: Joel West, Bruce Gilliland (incumbent), Deb Rose (incumbent), David Foster. Mike Dunham is a registered write-in candidate and will not be appearing on the ballot.
The Village of Dresser has three positions up for the spring trustee elections. Those running are Jeff Gutzmer (incumbent), Elina Kuusisto (incumbent) and Darren Peterson. Travis Murphy will not be seeking reelection.
There are no positions up for election this year in the Town of Farmington, and the Town of Osceola.
Lanette Johnson is the only candidate who has filed for the Osceola School Board and no other write-ins were filed.
At the County level, Polk County Chairman Dean Johansen, District 3; Larry Jepsen, District 10 Super
Supervisor and Amery’s District 12 Supervisor, Mick Larsen will not seek re-election to another term.
Johansen joined the County Board 12 years ago and has chaired the board for the last four years. Jepsen started his role with the County Board 16 years ago. Mick Larsen has served on the Polk County Board on and off for 20 years.
Polk County Clerk Sharon Jorgenson said the following have announced their candidacies for Polk County Board of Supervisors:
District 1: Brad Olson of Frederic (Incumbent) and Michael Noreen of Frederic. District 2: Doug Route of Frederic (Incumbent). District 3: Lisa Doerr of Cushing, Steven Warndahl of St. Croix Falls and Ted Zindars of Luck. District 4: Chris Nelson of Balsam Lake (Incumbent). District 5: Tracy LaBlanc of Clayton (Incumbent). District 6: Brian Masters of Balsam Lake (Incumbent) and Mike Miles of Luck. District 7: Michael Prichard of St. Croix Falls (Incumbent). District 8: James S. Edgell of Centuria (Incumbent). District 9: Kim A. O’Connell of Osceola (Incumbent).
District 10: Amy Middleton of Dresser and Tom Magnafici of Dresser. District 11: Jay Luke of Amery (Incumbent). District 12: Francis Duncanson of Amery. District 13: Russell E. Arcand of Clear Lake (Incumbent). District 14: John Bonneprise of Star Prairie (Incumbent) and District 15: Joe Demulling of Star Prairie (Incumbent).