With all the talk of Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the presidential race, you’d think the next election was in November 2016. But wait! there are important local elections in November 2015 that voters need to consider first.
On Tuesday, November 3, residents in the Mankato Area Public Schools District will be asked to select from seven candidates to fill four positions on the School Board, and residents of Saint Peter will be asked to elect a Mayor and three City Council members.
From information on how to register to vote, polling times and locations and candidates, Greater Mankato Growth has all the information you’ll need to cast an informed ballot at greatermankatoelections.com. And on October 12, Greater Mankato Growth will release to that website online profiles of the candidates running for a seat on the Mankato Area Public Schools Board. These online profiles will include biographical information, as well as the candidate’s responses to a questionnaire that will enable voters to gauge a candidate’s perspective on characteristics that are essential for effective public servants and that will represent the area well in areas not only impacting business, but the overall vitality of the region at large.