Two challenge for Grant’s 5th District [UPDATED]Published 8:55am Friday, June 8, 2012 Updated 12:58pm Friday, June 8, 2012
Although only one is facing opposition, four of the five Grant County Commissioners will face re-election in November. Commissioner Philip Groneberg of the 5th District will attempt to hold his seat as former 5th District commissioner Vernell Wagner will try to take it back.
A census-mandated redistributing of the county districts has made the 5th District take up almost half of Grant County.
Nobody filed to run against commissioners Ron Woltjer, Todd Schneeberger or Keith Swanson, who all decided to file for re-election.
Fourth district representative Tom Amundson is the only commissioner who does not face re-election. The 4th District covers only the town of Elbow Lake, and the district didn’t change after redistricting.