The field is officially set for the Nov. 8 general election for three Wright County Commissioner openings after Tuesday’s primary run-off in two districts.
In the District 1 primary, Tina Diedrick led the way with 1,054 votes (42.26 percent), but the race was for second place to move on to the general election. Terry Strege garnered 735 votes (29.47 percent) and Michael Holmstrom Jr. earned 705 votes (28.27 percent). Diedrick and Strege will square off in November to fill the seat currently held by Commissioner Christine Husom.
In the District 3 primary, Jeanne Holland led the voting with 570 votes (40.2 percent), followed very closely by Mike Potter with 561 votes (39.56 percent). Jonathan Heinrichs finished third with 287 votes (20.24 percent). Holland and Potter will go against one another in November to fill the seat currently held by Mark Daleiden.
Both Husom and Daleiden announced earlier this year that would not seek another term in office.
The District 4 race had just two candidates – incumbent Mary Wetter and challenger Nadine Schoen – so no primary was required. This seat came open for election earlier this year when the county redistricted – taking Albertville out of Wetter’s district and adding half of St. Michael into District 4 – and, under state law, the jurisdictional changes required that Wetter run in November after less than two years in office.
In a school-related referendum, voters in the Dassel-Cokato School District (No. 466) voted in favor of a ballot question to approve $17.9 million in general obligation bonds for improvements to school sites and facilities. There 646 yes votes (56.47 percent) and 498 no votes (43.53 percent).
In the other November races, two of the high-profile county elections will see candidates running unopposed – Sheriff Sean Deringer and County Attorney Brian Lutes.
A reminder that all vote totals remain unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State’s Office.
To see all primary election results from Wright County and throughout the state, click here: https://electionresults.sos.state.mn.us/20220809.