Olmon not seeking re-election in Nowthen; filings for city offices open today

Nowthen City Council member Laurie Olmon has announced that she will not seek re-election in November.


In a press release announcing her decision, Olmon said “a lifelong health issue has made it difficult to continue her public office.”

“It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as your councilwoman,” she said.

Olmon also said she hopes “her public service has helped steer Nowthen in a positive direction.”

She was first elected to office June 30, 2008 following Nowthen’s incorporation as a city.

Olmon’s council seat was up for re-election again in November of that year as part of the election process outlined in Burns Township’s transition to the city of Nowthen.

Olmon’s four-year council seat is on the ballot in November.

Filings open

From July 31 through Aug. 14, residents in Nowthen will be able to throw their hat into the local political ring.

Nowthen does not have a primary election for their city races, so this is the time to register if you are interested in running for a seat.

The mayor and two council seats are up for grabs during the November election in Nowthen.

Mayor Bill Schulz is currently completing a four-year mayor’s term. Council members Orval Leistico and Laurie Olmon currently hold the two, four-year council seats up in the coming election. Olmon is not seeking re-election.

Those interested in serving as mayor or council member can file for office with the city clerk at the Nowthen city offices, 8188 199th Ave. N.W.

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Office hours will be extended to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 14 to accept filings.

There is a $2 fee that must be paid before an affidavit of candidacy will be accepted.

For more information, call 763-441-1347.