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WTIP shares updates on busy West End townships

Dec 30, 2019 11:27AM ● By Editor

Schroeder, as well as Lutsen and Tofte townships are seeking supervisor and clerk candidates. Photo by Rhonda Silence


By Rhonda Silence of WTIP Radio News - December 30, 2019


It is almost time for citizens in Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder interested in serving on their respective township boards to decide if they would like to run for office. For the latest township news as you're considering a run, click on the links below to hear the latest town board updates. 

The filing period for anyone interested in running for a township seat in Lutsen or Schroeder is December 30 through January 14. In Tofte, the filing period is January 2 through January 15. There is a filing fee of $2. To file, citizens need to contact the town clerk.

All of the townships have openings for a three-year supervisor seat and a two-year clerk position. Lutsen has an additional seat on the ballot to fill a vacancy for one year.

In Schroeder, the incumbent supervisor is Rick Anderson. The current Schroeder clerk, Doug Schwecke, has announced that he will not be running for clerk. Schroeder is also seeking an assistant town clerk, a non-elected position.

In Tofte, the supervisor position currently held by Craig Horak will be on the ballot. Craig Horak told WTIP he will be running again. The current Tofte clerk is Kay Burkett.

In Lutsen, Andrew Beavers is holding the supervisor seat that will be on the ballot. He has yet to officially file, but told WTIP he plans to run again. The current town clerk is Sharon Hexum-Platzer.

To file for township office
Lutsen
Call 218-663-7002 or email [email protected]

Tofte
Call (218) 370-0763

Schroeder
Call 218-663-7500

Elections and annual meetings are held on the second Tuesday of March, which in 2019 will be March 11.

Follow this link to listen to WTIP volunteer Marnie McMillan talk with Schroeder Supervisor Tina McKeever: