Three candidates vie for District 5 commissioner
A third candidate filed for the Douglas County Commissioner District 5 position – former Alexandria City Council member, Elroy Frank.
Frank filed Tuesday afternoon, the last day of a filing period that was extended five days when one of the candidates, incumbent Dan Olson, withdrew from the race.
Frank joins Chuck Nettestad and Owen Miller in the race, which will now have a primary election on August 12.
All three candidates have extensive experience working for the city. Frank served Alexandria’s Ward 5 for 16 years; Nettestad was chief of police for 20 years before retiring in 2006; and Miller has been Alexandria’s Ward 3 council member the past six years.The two top vote-getters in the primary will be on the ballot for the November 4 general election. There will also be a primary election for Douglas County sheriff. Incumbent Troy Wolbersen is being challenged by Rich Homan, Greg Windhurst and Scot Umlauf.
WHERE IS DISTRICT 5?
Douglas County CommissionerDistrict 5 includes three precinctsin the city of Alexandria –Ward 3, Ward 4 and Ward 5, precinct 2.