Citizens of Grant County will head to the polls on Tuesday, June 7, to cast their votes in the primary election. In the Grant County Commission race, eight candidates filed petitions for two available seats.
Clayton Tucholke currently holds the District 2 seat and announced earlier this year he would not seek reelection. Five candidates have taken out petitions to vie for his spot. Roger Loeschke and Dave Schultz will face off in the Republican primary and Kevin Dahlgren, Tom Peschong, and Bill Street will compete to earn the most Democrat votes. District 2 consists of Georgia, Troy, Vernon, Madison, Adams, and parts of Alban and Grant Center townships. Loeschke is from Milbank; Schultz, Revillo; Dahlgren, Strandburg; Peschong, LaBolt, and Street, Milbank.
Challenger Tim Tyler of rural Big Stone City will take on incumbent Doug Stengel of Milbank in hopes of becoming the Republican nominee for District 4. The winner of the Republican primary election will face Democrat Steve Scoblic of Big Stone City in the general election in November. District 4 is comprised of Big Stone, Melrose, and a portion of Alban townships.
In addition to the commissioner races, incumbent Mark Reedstrom will seek reelection as the Grant County State’s Attorney, and incumbent Raynelle Mueller will seek to continue in her position as Grant County Treasurer.
Mark Leusink has filed a nominating petition for Grant County Coroner. The position is currently held by Duane Tillman, who is not seeking reelection.
The voter registration deadline for the June primary election is May 23. Absentee voting will begin April 22. Independent candidates have until April 26 to file nominating petitions. For questions regarding the primary election, please contact Grant County Auditor Karen Layher at 605-432-6711.