The candidates for the 2021 Ford County local elections have been filed and while the general election will take place on Nov. 2, it has been decided there will not be a primary election this year.
According to Ford County Clerk/Election Officer Debbie Cox, this is because, “there were not enough candidates to have a primary.”
The Dodge City Commission is seeing three open positions, with one position seeing a new commissioner as current commissioner Brian Delzeit will not be running for re-election.
The candidates are incumbents Joseph Nuci and Blanca Soto, Michelle Salinas, Chuck Taylor, Dayton Rhoten, Jan Scoggins, Michael Burns and Jeffery Reinert.
The Dodge City USD 443 Board of Education will need four positions filled this election.
Incumbents running for re-election are Pamela Preston; Jeff Hiers; Lisa Killion and Tammie West.
Running with the incumbents for the BOE are Nikki Nagel, Jerad Goertzen, Darrell Roths Jr., Carmen Valverde, Jeanie Zortman and Mary Hall.
Wilroads Gardens Drainage District board is seeing three positions needing filled with the candidates being Karen Baker, Ted Baker, Troy Robertson and Tony Zortman.
The three candidates that have filed for the three Wilroads Gardens Improvement District board are Karen Baker, Troy Robertson and Tony Zortman.
Only one change will be made this election to the Dodge City Community College Board of Trustees since trustee Dan Reichenborn will not be running for re-election.
Four candidates filed for those four positions needing filled include incumbents Mia Korbelik, Kathy Ramsour and Gary Harshberger for re-election with Jammie Phillips filing for the fourth available position.
Incumbents Shelly Huelsman and Fredrick Vocasek will be running for re-election to the Bucklin USD 459 Board of Education, along with new candidates Brian Pinkney, Toby Scott and Jeremy Evans.
Running for the unexpired term are incumbent Erin Birney and Tony Tilley.
Elizabeth Albert and Cody Warden have filed for Bucklin City Council.
The only candidate filed for the Bucklin Hospital District Board of Directors was Edward Frost.
Incumbent Erin Huston and Shelley Correll will vie against each other for the unexpired term for District 1, Position 1 for Spearville USD 381 Board of Education.
For District 1, Position 4, Scott Ackerman will face Jamie Hartman.
For District 2, Position 5, incumbent Myron Ricke will face Audrey Ackerman.
For District 3, Position 6, incumbent Riley Schmidt will face Adam Flowers.
Ron Temaat was the only candidate to file for Spearville City Mayor, while R.J. Meyer was the only candidate to file for the Spearville City Council.
The two candidates filed for Ford City Council are Andy Thompson and Joe Ford.
Jim Burke, Tim Slattery and Betty Burkhart are the candidates for the Wright Improvement District Board.