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City, school board positions up for re-election

WORTHINGTON -- The terms of Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle, as well as others on the Worthington City Council and Independent School District 518 Board of Education, will expire at the end of the year.

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WORTHINGTON - The terms of Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle, as well as others on the Worthington City Council and Independent School District 518 Board of Education, will expire at the end of the year.

Candidate filing periods for the mayoral seat, two city council and three school district boar posts officially begins Tuesday and concludes Aug. 14. The new terms will be voted on during the Nov. 6 general election.

For city hall, Kuhle will seek re-election. The former city council member and one-term mayor was elected in 2014 with 44 percent of the vote, winning a three-way race against three-term incumbent mayor Alan Oberloh (28 percent) and Chris Dybevick (27 percent).

Council members Mike Harmon and Larry Janssen - both elected to the council for the first time in 2014 - each said they plan to run for council seats again in 2018.

The terms expiring on District 518’s board of education include that of chairwoman Lori Dudley, vice chairman Scott Rosenberg and member Mike Harberts.

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As of this week, Dudley - who has served on the school board since 2002 - said she is giving considerable thought about seeking another term, and will make a decision after the official filing period opens.

Harberts, who won the one-year term last November against Marvin Zylstra, said he’s also undecided. He expects to make a decision at the conclusion of completing his two-phase Minnesota Department of Education training in early August.

Rosenberg, who will soon complete his second term (eight years), said he doesn’t currently plan to seek reelection.

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