Vermilyea files for county board

Published 10:03 am Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Dan Vermilyea, rural Austin, is the third candidate to file for Mower County Commissioner District No. 1.

Vermilyea’s filing ensures a September primary run-off election in District No. 1.

Tim Gabrielson, Austin businessman, was the first to file in the District No. 1 race.

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Kathy Stutzman, Austin activist, was the second.

Vermilyea is a farmer who also works as the Steele County feedlot enforcement officer.

Richard P. Cummings, incumbent 1st District county commissioner, has announced he will not seek another term in office, ending a career of public service spanning 3 decades.

Meanwhile, Ray Tucker, incumbent 2nd District county commissioner, is the only candidate to file for that office on the county board.

Jon W. Erichson has filed for re-election to another term on the Mower County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Commissioners.

Erichson represents District No. 5.

The state primary election is Sept. 9; the state general election is Nov. 4.

The filing period ends July 15.