City, school races set

Most Iola City Council races will be contested in November, and two school districts will see multiple people compete for seats.



June 2, 2021 - 9:53 AM

Upcoming city and school board elections will bring several choices for area voters. Multiple candidates filed for offices, setting up contests for most Iola City Council seats, Humboldt mayor and races for both USD 257 and 258.

Monday was the deadline to file for election. The August primary will not have any contested races, and all will be decided on Nov. 2.

Here is a breakdown of notable city and school board races to watch:

City of Iola

Current Councilman Steve French is the only person to file for mayor, after current mayor Jon Wells chose not to run.

Four Council seats will be up for grabs, with three contested races.

In Ward 2, incumbent Ron Ballard will face Joel Wicoff.

In Ward 3, incumbent Gene Myrick will be challenged by Nicholas Lohman.

In Ward 4, Mark Peters will face Joshua McArdle-Striegel.

Ward 1 has just one official candidate, Josiah D’Albini.

City of Humboldt

Mayor Nobby Davis will face competition for his seat, as Cynthia Holinsworth has filed for the position.

Four Council seats are open, with just three people running. 

No one filed in Ward 1, Position 3. In Ward 1, Position 4, Drue Barton is running.

Holinsworth also filed for Ward 2, Position 3. 

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