Candidates

List of current filings at Cass County: 2022 Candidate Filings for Cass County May 17 to May 31, 2022 (5:00 pm) (PDF)

Visit the Candidate Filing website. Candidate information entered into ERS will appear on the Candidate Filings website approximately 30 minutes after entry

Candidate Filing Location

  • Federal: Candidates for President and Vice-President, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Representative must file with the Secretary of State.
  • State: Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State, State Senator, State Representative, and any Judicial office may file with the Secretary of State, or the county auditor of the county in which the candidate resides.
  • County: Candidates for County Commissioner, County Auditor, County Treasurer, County Recorder, County Sheriff, County Attorney, Soil and Water Supervisor, and other elected county offices must file with the county auditor.
  • City and Township: Candidates for Mayor, Council Member, and other elected city offices must file with the city clerk. Candidates for Town Clerk, Town Supervisor, Town Treasurer, and other elected township offices must file with the town clerk.
  • School District: Candidates for School Board Member must file with the school district clerk.
  • Special District: Candidates for special districts such as hospitals or park districts should contact the district's office for information on the filing process.

When Do I File?

Filing Period  Applicable Offices  Filing Opens Filing Closes Withdrawal Deadline
Early Filing Period Federal
State
Judicial
County

If Primary Is Possible:

City Offices
School District Offices

May 17, 2022  May 31, 2022 (5 pm)  June 2, 2022
Late Filing Period If primary is not possible:
City Offices
School District Offices

Township Offices with November Elections
August 2, 2022 August 16, 2022 (5 pm) August 18, 2022


Candidate Filing Fees

If you are filing at Cass County Auditor-Treasurers Office, filing fees may be paid by check or cash (No Credit/Debit cards)

Candidates for Township, City, and School District Offices will file their district clerk.

  • US Senator: $400
  • US Representative: $ 300
  • Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, and Secretary of State: $300
  • State Representative: $100
  • Judicial Officer: $300
  • County Commissioner: $50
  • Cass County SWCD: $20

Congressional / Legislative / County Commissioner Boundaries Map (PDF)

Cass County, Minnesota - Candidate Filing Notice (PDF) 2022 Candidate Filing Information: For more information regarding Candidate Filing please call Cass County Elections at 218-547-7295

Instructions to candidates: Select the Filing Packet for the office you are seeking. For more information on candidate filing or to access filing packet documents please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Commissioner District 1 or 4, Attorney, Sheriff, Recorder

Soil & Water Conservation District 1 or 5

Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State, State Senator, State Representative, and any Judicial office may file with the Secretary of State, or the county auditor of the county in which the candidate resides.

Filing Packet Documents

Campaign Reports

Minnesota Statutes 211A.02, Subdivision 6 requires each local government candidate filing officer to post-campaign financial reports on the local government’s website. The filing officer must post the reports on the website as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days after receipt of the report. The local government must make the reports available on the local government's website for four years from the date the report was posted.

The status of these financial reports for candidates for county elected offices in Cass County:

2018 - No candidates met the threshold for having to file campaign financial reports.

2020 - All candidates have filed campaign financial reports Certificate of Filing. All candidates swear that all campaign contributions or disbursements did not exceed $750 in the calendar year.

2022 County Commissioner District 1

Neal Gaalswyk


2022 County Commissioner District 4

Steve Erickson1st Report 06/15/22 to 08/09/22


Scott Bruns


2022 County Recorder

Kathryn "Katie" M. Nordby


2022 County Sheriff

Bryan Welk

Initial Report February 22, 2022, to March 22, 2022 (PDF)


Reporting March 23, 2022, to May 17, 2022 (PDF)


3rd Report 5/10/22 to 07/30/22


Chris ThompsonInitial Report 04/04/22 to 06/01/22

2nd Report 06/02/22 to 07/30/22


2022 County Attorney

Benjamin T. Lindstrom


2022 County SWCD 1

Thomas Kuschel


2022 County SWCD 5

Jennifer O'Neill
Jon D. Osowski
Bob Wright


Visit the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board website for information regarding public officials that must file an economic interest statement.