Filings for Polk County Commission and Soil
and Water Districts opened on Tuesday and it was a busy day in the office of
county recorder according to Michelle Cote. There are three commissioner seats
up for election in district 1, 3 and 5.
There were two filings for District 1 with Crookston City Council member Wayne
Melbye and Jerry Jacobson of Fertile.
There are two filings for District 3 with Dean Adams and Crookston Mayor Gary
There were two filings for District 5 with present commissioner Don Deidrich and
Donald Casmey of East Grand Forks.
Filings close on May 31 at 5:00 p.m. and people can go to the Polk County
Taxpayer Center at the Government Center to file with a fee of $50 for
commissioner and $20 for soil and water supervisor. “We give them information
when they file, if we have more than three candidates that file for a district
we will have a primary ballot to bring them down to two for the general election
in November,” said Cote.
Al Bauer has filed for a position on District 3 of the East Polk Soil and Water.
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