Area Candidates

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

District Judgeships

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

McHenry County

to elect three

to commission

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.

Armann Anderson

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.”

Keith Cederstrom

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.

Bryan Bruner

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.”

Allen Thompson

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.

Brady Nelson

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.”


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