Three candidates to challenge Bailey for Cottage Grove mayor; four to take on council members Peterson, OlsenFour candidates running for Cottage Grove mayor, while six filed to run for the City Council.
Cottage Grove voters won’t lack for choices when they head to the polls this November.
The deadline for filing to run for municipal office closed Tuesday evening, after this edition of the Bulletin went to press. But as of Tuesday morning the race for mayor and a pair of City Council seats were crowded ones, with at least 10 names set to appear on the ballot.
Four candidates, including incumbent Mayor Myron Bailey, will seek the city’s top elected post, and another four candidates are aiming to unseat City Council members Justin Olsen and Jen Peterson, each of whom are running for re-election.
Opposing Bailey — who is seeking is second term as the city’s mayor after one term as a council member — are: Chad Magle, Chad Rediske and Lezlie Schriver, who serves on the city’s Human Rights/ Human Services Commission.
Bailey defeated former City Council member Fred Luden in the 2008 race to succeed former Mayor Sandy Shiely, who opted not to run for re-election.
Tina Folch, Senate District 54 GOP Chair Michael Fouts, House District 54A GOP Chair Matthew Kowalski and Lisa Meyer will challenge incumbents Olsen and Peterson in the race for Cottage Grove City Council.
Both Olsen and Peterson are completing their first terms in public office.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. See the Aug. 22 edition of the Bulletin for more on Cottage Grove’s candidates for public office.