Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

September 20, 2013

City Candidates named

Steve Woodhouse
Journal-Express

Knoxville — There are six people vying for two seats on the Knoxville City Council. 

Included are incumbents Dave Roozeboom and Elsie Kemp. They are challenged by Mike Groenendyk, Will Gingerich, Dawn Allspach-Kline and Mike Roberts. 

Mayoral candidates are Brian Hatch and Don Zoutte. 

In Pleasantville, Bill Moore and Joe VanHaalen are seeking to succeed Jason Anthony as Mayor. Anthony did not seek reelection. 

Three candidates are vying for two council seats. They are Brian Sasoki, Anthony McDonald and John Franey. Jordan Van Ness is not challenged in a race to fill a vacancy on the council. 

Harvey Mayor Dennis Siebert is seeking reelection, and has been challenged by Danny Robbins. All five council seats in Harvey are up for election, and the five running for those seats are Mike Aalbers, Charles W. Evans, Sue Vermeer, Libby Miller and Alicia Minard. 

Amos Spoon and Louis Karpan are running for the Melcher-Dallas Mayor's Office. Two candidates have filed for the two council seats up. They are Jack L. Brown and Mark Herold. 

In Pella, there are no competitive races for the three council seats up for election. Candidates are Mark DeJong (at-large), Bruce Schiebout (Ward 3) and Dan L. VanderBeek (Ward 1). 

In Swan, Steve Woods filed paperwork to run for mayor. Two people have filed to fill five council seats, James Stevens and William Heywood. 

It's the same story in Hamilton, as Patrick Silvers is running for mayor. Lynn Silvers and Angela Jo Thompson are the only two candidates for five seats. Marysville's candidates are Corey Bakalar for mayor and Patrick Flattery and Clifford Pettyjohn running for council. There are five seats open in Marysville as well. 

Larry Pinegar is seeking reelection as Mayor of Bussey. He is unchallenged. There are two people running for two council seats in Bussey, Leann Sanders and Stephanie Sterner. 

Look for more coverage of the city elections in the coming weeks.