Zero candidates filed papers to run for seats on the Putnam County Board.
Zero candidates filed papers to run for seats on the Putnam County Board.

HENNEPIN — No one has filed to run for two open Putnam County Board seats.
Monday was the final day for county office and board candidates to file for the March 17 primary.
“I was kind of shocked,” said county clerk Dan Kuhn that nobody filed.
He mentioned that in his 17 years working elections, he’s never seen a situation where someone didn’t file
for a county board
seat.
Kuhn said he’ll need to talk with the State Board of Elections as to what happens now.
The two seats up for election are those currently held by Democratic seat holders Sheila Haage (Granville) and Brad Popurella (McNabb).
Popurella had ran for a seat in the November 2018 election but lost. He was later appointed to the board after former board member Willie Holmes (D-Hennepin) had resigned due to health issues.
April was when the county board approved Popurella to replace Holmes.
THOSE WHO DID FILE
Christina (Judd) Mennie of Hennepin filed as a Republican for the state’s attorney position.
Carly Neubaum of Granville filed on the Democratic ticket for to be circuit clerk. No Democrat filed papers to run for state’s attorney, and there’s no Republican for circuit clerk.

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