Sioux Center city positions on ballot

Three Sioux Center city positions are up for election this fall. Those seats are mayor David Krahling and city council members Verlyn Rozeboom and Eric Moerman.

SIOUX CENTER—Three Sioux Center city positions are up for election this fall.

Those seats are mayor David Krahling and city council members Eric Moerman and Verlyn Rozeboom.

Krahling has served as mayor since June 18 after being appointed by the city council to fill the role left vacant after the death of mayor Dennis Walstra on May 26. Krahling also served 2006-2015 on city council. He plans to file and run for the mayoral seat.

Moerman has been a city council member since 2016, when he was voted into the seat left vacant after Krahling opted not to run again for city council. Moerman does plan to run for city council again.

Rozeboom has been a city council member since 2008. As of Monday, Aug. 19, Rozeboom said he is undecided if he’ll run again.

Nomination papers may be picked up at Sioux Center’s city office, 335 First Ave. N.W., at the Sioux County auditor’s office or may be accessed through the Iowa secretary of state’s office website at sos.iowa.gov.

The filing period for Sioux Center starts Monday, Aug. 26. Candidates need to turn in nomination papers to the city office by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

Regular city elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Sioux County elections clerk Lisa Rowenhorst said the minimum number of signatures needed for each city council candidate is 26 signatures. Mayoral candidates each need at least 30 signatures. However, she recommends collecting more than the required minimum number of signatures.

November’s election will be a runoff type of election in which candidates each must receive a majority share, or 51 percent of votes, to be elected.

Rowenhorst said if no one receives that majority for a particular seat, then the top two candidates for that seat — be it city council or for mayor — would face each other in another run off election Dec. 3.