Friday, September 22, 2017

From the left: Incumbent Mayor Gary Woltermann, Councilman Terry Nystul and business owner Tonya House.

Three vying for Columbus mayoral position

With each race contested, this fall’s Columbus municipal election proves to be interesting.
Four positions on the Columbus City Council are up for election – mayor, as well as alderman positions from Wards 1, 2, and 3.
With a June 19 filing deadline, all of the candidates for each position have been finalized.
Current mayor Gary Woltermann is running for re-election. Also in the race for mayor is Terry Nystul, current Ward 2 Alderman.
The third candidate is a familiar face around town – Tonya House, owner of Beartooth Ford.
Paul Edwards is running for re-election as alderman of Ward 1; he is facing April Limburg.
Geographically, Ward 1 extends from 12th Street West to Fifth Street, and from the interstate south to East Third Avenue South.
Current Ward 2 Alderman, Patty Sundberg, is running for re-election against Trent Hauge.
Ward 2 is geographically located from North Fifth Street West to A Street (Quarry Road), and from Sandstone Estates south to Clough Avenue.
Harold Houghton is seeking re-election as alderman of Ward 3. Karen Redman and Robert Fitzgerald are also candidates in the race.
In geographic terms, Ward 3 spans from A Street west to the cemetery, and from West Pike Avenue to Centennial Road.
At a special meeting on June 26, the city council decided against holding a municipal primary election.
The city general election will be Nov. 7.