In New Hampton, three City Council seats are set to expire at the end of the year, but only two candidates filed election papers. Katie Fisher will run unopposed to retain her at-large position, while Mindy Casterton-Humpal looks to take over the Ward 4 position currently occupied by Bruce Diiro, who did not seek re-election. There were no candidates to file for the expiring seat of Ward 2 Councilman Scott Perkins, who also will not seek reelection.
Mayor Bobby Schwickerath says he’s tried to recruit candidates to run via write-in votes.
Schwickerath adds that, in theory, someone could win a write-in campaign with just one vote in their favor.
Schwickerath says if anyone is interested in running for the council seat in Ward 2, which is an area near New Hampton High School, they can contact him or City Hall for more information.