Wellman and Kalona to hold elections Tuesday
Unlike nearby Riverside, there are no contests in either the Wellman or Kalona municipal elections Nov. 5. Wellman candidates are incumbent Mayor Ryan Miller, incumbent council members Fern Bontrager and Jared Schneider. Former council member Bob Goodrich is running after incumbent Doug Powell did not seek re-election. Schneider, who was appointed to the council in May, is running for the remaining two-year term vacated by Marc Pennington.
Kalona candidates are the three incumbent council members Mark Robe, Craig Spitzer and Joe Schmidt. Schmidt was named to the council to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of David Bentley and is running for the unexpired term.
In Riverside, there are six candidates for three positions: incumbent Mayor Bill Poch versus Nate Robinson and incumbent council members Kevin Kiene and Ralph Schonoebelen versus Tom Sexton and Karolyn McLaughlin.