Candidate Forum

A Political Candidate Forum will be held at the St. Paul Civic Center on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Candidates vying for the Mayor, City Council, and Howard County Sheriff will be on hand to answer questions by the moderators. The public is encouraged to attend. The schedule for the evening will begin with questions for the Mayoral candidates, followed by questions for the City Council candidates. The evening will conclude with questions for the County Sheriff candidates.

The candidates may be available in the Civic Center lobby for a short time after the event to visit with the public.

Candidates for Mayor are Dustin Anderson, Joel Bergman, and Chuck Schmid. Registered voters will be asked to vote for one candidate at the primary election. The top two candidates will advance to the general election.

Five candidates have filed for two open positions on the St. Paul City Council. The candidates are: Mike Feeken, Casey J. Kellogg, Katie Kowalski, Dave Snow, and Jerry Thompson. The public will be asked to vote for two candidates during the primary election. The four candidates with the most votes will advance to the general election.

Candidates seeking the Howard County Sheriff position are incumbent Tom Busch and Mitchell Meyer. Both candidates have filed on the Republican ticket so the position will be decided at the primary election in May.

Questions are being accepted from the public in advance of the Candidate Forum. A box has been placed at the City Library for those wishing to submit a question for the candidates. You can also email your question to Please keep in mind that due to time constraints, it may not be possible for every question to be asked. We will do everything possible to address as many questions as possible. The moderators reserve the right to determine which questions are presented to the candidates.

The political candidate forum will be an excellent opportunity for the public to learn about the candidates, and their views on a number of important topics. We encourage you to attend to become an informed voter.

The event is being sponsored by the Homestead Bank, Citizens Bank & Trust, and the St. Paul Library.