New Hampton voters have choice
Contested municipal elections were a rarity in New Hampton … at least until recent years.
Now, they almost seem to be a rule.
While two City Council incumbents — Scott Perkins and Bruce Dirro — are running unopposed in the Nov. 7 election, a third seat is up for grabs as both Matt Kuhn and Jeremiah Kuhn are running for the at-large seat currently held by Jill Eike, who decided not to run for re-election.
It marks the third straight election in which city voters will have a choice to make.
In November 2015, Joe Denner bested Deb Larsen for an at-large seat, and less than four months later, Larsen was elected mayor in a special election that had three candidates on the ballot.
Polls will be open from noon to 8 p.m. on Nov. 7, but early voting is underway at the Chickasaw County Auditor’s Office.
For more of this article, see Friday's New Hampton Tribune.