UPDATED (with ward & district maps): Nominating Petitions For Sheldon City & School Elections Due September 19th

Sheldon, Iowa — If you’re interested in running for either the Sheldon City Council or the Sheldon Community Schools Board of Education, there’s still time to get your nominating petitions signed and returned.

For Sheldon City Council there are three seats up for grabs this November. Ward 1 councilman Pete Hamill’s seat at the council table will be up for grabs, as will Brad Hindt’s 3rd Ward council position, and Wayne Barhona’s At-Large council seat.

Barahona, along with Mayor Greg Geels was elected in a special election this past May. The unexpired term filled by Geel’s does not expire this year, while Barahona’s does.

KIWA talked to the three incumbent council members whose seats will be on November’s ballot. Councilman Pete Hamill has already filed his papers to seek reelection, while Hindt and Barahona both say they have yet to file their papers, but both intend to seek reelection.

The map below shows how the wards are laid out for the city council. Ward 1 is everything east of Washington Avenue, and Ward 3 lies west of Washington Avenue and south of 8th Street.

Sheldon City Council Ward Map


The Sheldon School Board also has three positions expiring this year. District 2 board member Mark Brown, District 3 board member Kecia Hickman and At-Large board member Jessica Brink all see their terms expiring this year. Sheldon Community Schools Superintendent Cory Myer tells KIWA that Hickman and Brink plan to seek reelection this November, while Mark Brown does not intend to seek another term.

Sheldon Community Schools Map of School Board Districts


Nominating positions for any of the city council or school board seats may picked up at the County Auditor’s Office right now. City council hopefuls will need to file a nomination petition with at least 25 signatures to get their name on the ballot, while those seeking a seat on the Sheldon School Board will need at least 49 signatures on their nomination petitions.

The deadline for submitting nomination papers is 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 19th. City council nomination petitions need to be dropped off at the Sheldon City Office, while school board nominating petitions must be submitted at Sheldon High School.



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