ST PETER —
In the three-person county board race in Nicollet County’s 1st District, incumbent Marie Dranttel and Terry Genelin will advance to the general election. Dranttel received 344 votes, or 69 percent, and Terry Genelin received 110 votes, or 22 percent.
James Golgart was third with 46 votes, or 9 percent.
The 1st District is comprised of the city of St. Peter north of Broadway Street, as well as Lake Prairie and Traverse townships.
Dranttel, the incumbent, owns an accounting business in St. Peter. She was first elected to the seat in 2010, when she received 57 percent of the general election vote.
Genelin, who has a 30-year career selling insurance and investments with Farmers Financial Solutions in Le Sueur, is making his second run for the office. He lost the 2010 primary with about 20 percent of the vote.
Golgart is a 20-year veteran of the Army who retired from the service in 1999. For the past 12 years, he has been working for Le Sueur County as a county veterans services officer.
In other County Board races across the region, Todd Redmann and John King will advance to the general election in
Le Sueur County’s 3rd District in a field of four. Redmann received 34 percent of the vote, or 332 votes, to King’s 26 percent, 253 votes.
In Le Sueur County’s 4th District, the first of four vote-getters were Lance Wetzel, who took 35 percent of the vote, or 162 votes. Richard Molitor was in second with 25 percent, or 117 votes.
In Martin County’s 5th District, Steven Flohrs and Keith Hartmann were leading with 6 of 11 precincts reporting. Flohrs had 252 votes, or 51 percent, and Hartmann had 131 votes, or 27 percent. Of the four competitors, Mike Schultz was at that point in third place, with 60 votes, or 12 percent of the total.