Bottineau County Commission
District 2: Jeffrey Beyer, Bottineau; Timothy Monson, Bottineau
District 4: Lance Kjelshus, Souris
Burke County Commission
District 1: Shannon Holter, Bowbells; Nicholas Timm, Bowbells
District 3: Keith Kallberg, Stanley; Jarret Vanberkom, Powers Lake
Divide County Commission
District 2: Rodney Johnson, Crosby
McKenzie County Commission
At large, three seats: Joel Brown, Watford City; Craig Hystad, Arnegard; Thomas McCabe, Alexander; H. Wayne Olson, Watford City; Jeremy Olson, Arnegard; Clint Wold, Arnegard
Pierce County Commission
District 2: Mike Christenson, Rugby
District 4: Terry Hoffert, Rugby
Renville County Commission
District 2: Robert Marmon, Mohall
Rolette County Commission
At large, three seats: Alex Albert, Rolla; Clarence (Swede) Counts, Dunseith; Donna M. Jay, Rolla; Henry (Chick) Larocque, St. John; Archie Metcalfe, Dunseith; Allen Schlenvogt, Belcourt
Sheridan County Commission
District 2: Michael Axt, McClusky; Rodd Schilling, Mercer
Wells County Commission
District 1: Danny (Boone) Maxwell, Fessenden
District 3: Stanley Buxa, Harvey
District 5: Mary Hager, Harvey; Bryan Lautt, Harvey
Williams County Commission
District 2: Steve Kemp, Williston
District 4: Bob Eynon, Williston; David Montgomery, Williston
North Central District No. 1: Doug Mattson, Minot
Northeast District No. 2: Michael Hurly, Rugby
Northeast District No. 3: Anthony Swain Benson, Bottineau
Northeast District No. 4: Donovan Foughty, Devils Lake
Northeast District No. 6: Barbara Whelan, Crystal
Northwest District No. 2: Benjamen Johnson, Tioga
Northwest District No. 3: Paul Jacobson, Williston
Northwest District No. 4: Robin Schmidt, Watford City
South Central District No. 1: David Reich, Bismarck
South Central District No. 2: Douglas Bahr, Bismarck
South Central District No. 7: Scott Miller, Bismarck; Bonnie Storbakken, Bismarck
South Central District No. 8: James Hill, Bismarck
Southeast District No. 1: Cherie Clark, Jamestown
to elect three
Voters in McHenry County will elect three members to their county commission on Nov. 3. Races exist in Districts 1 and 4, and an incumbent is running unopposed in District 2.
Anderson is a candidate for an unexpired two-year term on the McHenry County Commission in District 1. He is a life-long resident of McHenry County. He graduated from Velva High School and is the co-owner/operator of Anderson Leier Farms with his son-in-law.
He has been board member and president for Oak Valley Lutheran Church and has been a member of McHenry County Farm Bureau for many years, serving on the board, presently as president. He also is a long-standing member and current chairman of the Bjornson Township Board. He supports Brave the Shave, participating in the fundraiser to help North Dakota families of children with cancer.
“I am a proud member of our community and I am grateful for the opportunity to run for a seat as commissioner for McHenry County,” Anderson said. “I will do my best to serve my community as a neighbor should.”
Cederstrom is a candidate for the unexpired two-year term on the McHenry County Commission in District 1. Cederstrom has lived since 1971 in McHenry County, where he has enjoyed raising his family with his wife, Becky. He has served on numerous boards and organizations, including Oak Valley Lutheran Church Board, Velva Community Development Corp. Board, Boy Scouts Northern Lights Council and the Velva Volunteer Fire Department.
“As a previous cattle rancher, small town contractor and current business owner/manager of the Ceder Lodge Hotel and RV Park in Velva, I bring well rounded experience,” he said.
Bruner, Anamoose, is seeking his third term on the McHenry County Commission from District 2.
“I have been on many boards through the years but this is the most interesting. I enjoy working with all the different people you meet at this job,” he said. “One of my priorities is keeping our roads and bridges in shape. Our county does not have a road supervisor so each commissioner looks after the roads in his district. I have attended about a dozen blading and gravel conferences in different places around the state.”
He said McHenry County has challenges with more than 80 bridges, including many older than 50 years. A collapsed bridge near Balfour cost about $100,000 to replace.
“Our number one goal is to use the tax dollars the most efficient way possible,” Bruner said. “We are a fairly large county where there are not any large cities. We have many miles of roads to maintain and clear snow in the winter, which is a challenge.”
Thompson is a candidate for the McHenry County Commission in District 4. He grew up in McHenry County and graduated from Granville High School before starting his career in the Navy, spending four years serving during the Vietnam War, He worked in the Midwest in the oil field before returning to McHenry County to farm and ranch, as well as to work on roads, build bridges and install culverts in the county and surrounding areas. Currently, he operates a ranch in McHenry County.
“My goal as county commissioner is to help make McHenry County a better place to live for my grandchildren and great-grandson, as well as all current and future residents of McHenry County. I feel my past work experience has prepared me to successfully serve as your county commissioner,” he said.
Nelson is running for the McHenry County Commission in District 4.
“There are many people within the district that I already know; however, there are many that I have not yet met. I look forward to catching up with the ones I already know as well as meeting the ones I do not,’ he said.
Nelson grew up in Granville and attended Bismarck State College. In 2008, he moved onto the family farm just south of Norwich, where he lives with his wife, Karly.
“I am proud to be raising cattle on the same farm as my father and grandfather have done. In 2011, I started Premier Concrete and have been doing business locally ever since,” he said. “I think my construction background could lend a good eye to the many projects throughout the county. I am a firm believer that every discussion has two sides and in order to make the correct decision you need to hear both. I hope that you will consider me on November 3 to be the representation for District 4. Most importantly, get out there and vote.”