Fourteen Marshalltown residents have met the 5 p.m. deadline to submit nomination papers with the required signatures to run for positions on Marshalltown City Council or Marshalltown School Board.
Eight of the 14 are running for four city council seats. Two of those candidates are running for mayor – incumbent Joel Greer and candidate Serina Stabenow. Greer has been mayor since 2017. Prior to that, he served as a city councilor for Ward 2 for six years.
Mike Ladehoff is running to keep his seat on the board. Ladehoff represents the first quarter. He got his job through a special election earlier in 2021 after Sue Cahill stepped down to sit in the Iowa House of Representatives.
Running for the third room is Dex Walker. Incumbent Mike Gowdy did not submit paperwork.
Mark Eaton, Barry Kell, Jeff Schneider and Dean Stucky are on the loose for two positions.
There were six people who handed in the papers for three seats at the Marshalltown school board table. The three positions soon available are held by Karina Hernandez, Mike Miller and Bea Niblock. Hernandez was the only holder to file. Neither Miller nor Niblock – who is the chairman of the board – are seeking re-election.
The other five candidates running for the Marshalltown school board and will be on the November ballot are Becky Kouang, Bonnie Lowry, Melissa Nine, Leah Stanley and Zachary Wahl.
The election will take place on November 2, with polling stations open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Postal ballots can be requested until October 18. The deadline for in-person postal voting is November 1 at 5 p.m.