A Lake County resident has filed nominating petitions to run for a seat on the Lake County Commission.  John Doblar, a Democrat, filed his nominating petitions for county commission with the Lake County Auditor’s Office on Tuesday.

Doblar is the first Democrat to file petitions for the Lake County Commission.  

Incumbent commissioner Deb Reinicke has filed as a Republican candidate for the commission.  There are three county commission seats up for election this year – those of Reinicke, Roger Hageman, and Dennis Slaughter.  Commissioners serve four-year terms.  

In another county election, one person has filed nominating petitions.  Lake County Coroner Mark Rustand, a Republican, has filed his petitions for re-election to his position.  The other county offices up for election this year are State’s Attorney and Treasurer. The County Coroner, State’s Attorney, and Treasurer all also serve four-year terms.  

In statewide offices, so far two candidates have filed nominating petitions for our area.  

In District 8, Jordan Youngberg of Brant Lake has filed his petitions seeking re-election to his seat in the state Senate, while Randy Gross of Elkton has filed seeking re-election to his seat for District 8 in the state House of Representatives.  All seats in the state Senate and House are up for election this year.  

The deadline to file nominating petitions for the June primary election is March 31st.  

Petitions for the county office elections must be filed with the county Auditor’s Office, while statewide offices must be filed with the Secretary of State’s Office.