Candidates File For Election, Re-election in Madison County

MADISON -  More candidates have filed for office in Madison County, mostly incumbents seeking re-election.  As of 4:15 on Tuesday, incumbent District 3 commissioner Lee Klein, incumbent sheriff Vern Hjorth and incumbent register of deeds Nancy Gross, all Republicans, have filed for re-election. Earlier, Louis Pofahl had filed for the open District 1 commissioner seat. Incumbent Jerry McCallum is not seeking re-election.  Incumbent public defender Kyle Melia has filed for election. Melia, a Republican, was appointed to replace Melissa Wentling when she resigned to return to private practice. Matthew Headley, also a Republican, has also filed for the public defender’s position.  Four Norfolk City Council positions are open, one in each ward. As of Tuesday afternoon, only Ward 3 Councilman Rob Merrill had filed for re-election.  And no one, incumbent or challenger, has yet filed for three open positions on the Norfolk Public School board.  Incumbents have until February 18th to file for election in the May 13th primary election. Challengers have until March 3rd to file.