Primary election set in Fillmore County District 3

Fillmore County will have a primary election for the District 3 commissioner seat since more than two candidates filed for the position.

As of Monday 11 a.m., Kevin Beck of Spring Valley, Jordan Fontenello of York Township, near Greenleafton, and Larry Hindt of Spring Valley had filed for the open seat. Filing was to end at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, after this edition went to press.

The three are seeking to fill the vacant seat held by Gary Peterson, who resigned Jan. 17 in the middle of his term. The winning candidate would serve the remainder of Peterson’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2020.

The primary election on Tuesday, May 14, will narrow the field down to two candidates. The general election is Tuesday, Aug. 13. State statute requires a special election to fill a vacancy if there is more than a year left in the term.

District 3 covers the cities of Spring Valley and Ostrander as well as the townships of Beaver, Bloomfield, Forestville and York.