Board of Education and City of Postville to fill vacant seats in November 5 election

New directors for the Postville Board of Education will be elected at the November 5 general election. This is a change from previous years when school elections have been held in September.

All persons living within the Postville Community School District are eligible to vote as all seats are at-large positions. 

The seats currently held by Jamie Smith, Jeff Cox and JoAnn Jacobs are up for reelection. However, all three incumbents have chosen not to seek reelection.

Vying for the seats are Jessica Deering, who lives in rural Postville with her husband, Aandi and their three children; Travis Koenig, who lives in rural Postville, with his wife, Dawn and their daughter and Amy Loera, who also lives in rural Postville, with her husband, Mario and their three children. 

The Herald will feature interviews with each of the candidates prior to the election.

City of Postville

The City of Postville will also elect three council members at the November 5 general election. All residents who live within the city limits of Postville are eligible to vote in the City election. Turner Hall is the polling site for the election.

The council seats currently held by Larry Moore, Ross Malcom and Mary Straate are up for reelection.

Moore, however, is the only council person who has filed the necessary paperwork  to be placed on the November ballot.

As no one else has requested to be on the ballot, the other two council seats will be filled by write-in votes.

The Herald will feature an interview with Moore and any write-in candidates who make their intentions known prior to the election.

Those wishing more information about the upcoming election or the proper procedure for becoming a write-in candidate should contact the Allamakee Auditor’s office. Questions concerning polling places may also be directed to the Auditor’s office.