at the last minute
Havre Daily News
Three people made last-minute filings Thursday for the city election, leaving only one candidate running unopposed in November.
Local resident Rozan Kerr has filed to run for city judge against incumbent Joyce Perszyk, who is seeking her third four-year term. That race is nonpartisan.
Gerry Veis, executive vice president of Bear Paw Credit Union in Havre, filed to challenge fellow Democrat Dave Brewer in the Sept. 13 primary election. No Republican filed in Ward One. The incumbent in that ward, Dana West, is not seeking re-election.
Also on Thursday, Republican Shane Ford, who runs Toy Box Day Care on Fifth Avenue, has filed for the Ward 4 seat held by incumbent Democrat Allen "Woody" Woodwick, who is seeking re-election.
Thursday was the last day to file for a city position. After 5 p.m. Thursday, only Terry Schend, the council's lone Republican member, was left unopposed among those seats up for grabs this year.
This season's mayor's race is between Republican incumbent Bob Rice and Democratic council member Pam Hillery.
The contest for the Ward 3 seat currently occupied by Democrat Tom Farnham will be between Democrat Bob Kaul and Republican Bob Kaftan.
None of the new candidates were available for comment today.
In Hingham, the three incumbent aldermen as well as the mayor are running unopposed. They are Aldermen Larry W. Horinek, Roger Haas and William R. Spicher, and Mayor Raymond Lipp. There will be no primary election in Hingham before the general election on Nov. 8.