The Brown County Clerk’s office has announced a new filing for this fall’s election.
Incumbent John D. Merchant Sr. has filed for Brown County Sheriff. He is being challenged by Hiawatha Police Cpt. Dennis Entrikin.
In other filings, Betty (BJ) Spiker has filed for the Brown County Treasurer position. Spiker is currently a Deputy in the Treasurer’s office. Cheryl Lippold will not be running again.
Other county positions that will be up for re-election include District Judge District 2 Division 2 — held by Judge John Weingart, Register of Deeds — held by Nellie Brockhoff, County Clerk — held by Melissa Gormley, County Attorney — held by Kevin Hill and County Commissioners for District 2 (Keith Olsen) and District 3 (Dwight Kruse).
There will also be various city positions on the ballot this year — which is a presidential election year as well — but the County Clerk’s office said municipalities have until May 1 to verify those.
The Primary Election is Aug. 4, 2020, and the General Election is Nov. 3, 2020. Filing deadline is June 1, 2020.