October 26, 2021

CITY & SCHOOL ELECTIONS 2021

Jasper County Auditor’s Office announces candidates

Eight candidates are vying for four Newton school board seats in November, according to information gathered by the Jasper County Auditor’s Office. In addition, Newton Mayor Mike Hansen and councilperson Evelyn George are running for reelection uncontested.

Current Newton City Council members Steve Mullan and Dean Stonner decided not to campaign to reclaim their seats. Stonner’s Ward 2 seat is sought after by two candidates while Mullan’s Ward 4 seat has no candidate filed.

View the list of candidates for both the school and city elections here:

NEWTON SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR (vote for no more than four)

-Robyn Friedman

-Elizabeth Hammerly

-Matthew Holmes

-Jeff Holschuh

-Cody Muhs

-Travis Padget

-Graham Sullivan

-Raymond Whipple

NEWTON MAYOR

-Mike Hansen

NEWTON CITY COUNCIL AT-LARGE

-Evelyn George

NEWTON WARD 2

-Melissa Dalton

-Ethan Vaas

NEWTON WARD 4

-(no candidate filed)

KELLOGG MAYOR

-Richard Avery

KELLOGG CITY COUNCIL (vote for no more than three)

-Lonnie Huffaker

-Tammy Machin

-Matthew Perry

LAMBS GROVE MAYOR

-Patrick Edwards

LAMBS GROVE CITY COUNCIL (vote for no more than five)

-Brian Andreas

-John Bartello

-Catherine Fouts

-Chris Norman

-Christopher Wood

OAKLAND ACRES MAYOR

-(no candidate filed)

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL (vote for no more than two)

-Clinton Follette

-Donald Smith

-David Van Waus

Christopher Braunschweig

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