Mayoral contests highlight local races

In Humboldt, incumbent mayor Dan Scholl (left) is being challenged by former mayor Walter Jensen (right) in the November city election. It is one of five communities in the county with a two-way race for mayor.

The city of Humboldt will have a contested race for mayor and at least one city council seat and the Humboldt Community School District will have contested races in two of the three director districts up for election.
In Humboldt, two-term incumbent Mayor Dan Scholl is being challenged by former Mayor Walter Jensen.
Jensen served as Humboldt’s mayor from Jan. 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2015, before being defeated by Scholl in a 2015 citywide election for the office.
The mayor’s seat is not the only contested race in the city of Humboldt. In Ward 3, the city’s north and northwest ward, two-term incumbent Joel A. Goodell is seeking re-election and is being challenged by Ariel R. Echevarria.
While there are only a handful of contested city council seats around the county, the office of mayor seems much more popular. Bode, where David Eddington Sr. is challenging Roy Miller; Hardy, where Dennis Lippolt is running against Kathy Petersen; Rutland, where Cory Larson is running against Roxie Gregory; and Thor, where Douglas Bobinet is challenging incumbent Marc Ropte, are all communities with a race for mayor.
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