SWCD Board election filings begin May 22
Individuals interested in soil and water protection in Dakota County should consider filing May 22 to June 5 to run for the position of supervisor of the Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District.
This year, the Dakota County SWCD has four supervisor positions up for election. Candidates appear on the ballot for the general election which will take place in November.
Nomination Districts up for election this year are District 1, 2, 4 and 5. The District 1 supervisor position is considered a special election and will serve only a two-year term. The other elected supervisors will serve four-year terms.
District 1 includes the cities of Burnsville, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake and West St. Paul.
District 2 includes the cities of Apple Valley, Coates, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount and Empire Township.
District 4 includes the City of Northfield and the Townships of Castle Rock, Eureka, Greenvale, Sciota, and Waterford.
District 5 includes the cities of Hampton, Miesville, New Trier, Randolph, and the townships of Douglas, Hampton, and Randolph.
Any eligible voter who is at least 21, and lives in a nomination district up for election, can file for an SWCD Board vacancy.
For those interested in filing for an SWCD Board supervisor position, a “Minnesota Affidavit of Candidacy” is available from the Dakota County Election and Voter Registration Department, and there is a $20 filing fee. More information can be obtained at www.co.dakota.mn.us or by calling (651) 438-4380.