Four file for two seats on Otsego Council

About a week into the candidacy filing period for Otsego City Council – as of midmorning Aug. 7 – four people have submitted affidavits to run for the two seats expiring at the end of 2014. Incumbents Vern Heidner and Tom Darkenwald will be challenged by Patrick Brink and Paul Bolin. Council members are elected at large and serve four-year terms. Candidacy filing for the Nov. 4 election opened July 29 and closes 5 p.m. Aug. 12. It is followed by a two-day period in which candidates can withdraw from the race.