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Tofte voters to select supervisor and treasurer

The official filing period to run for office on the local township boards closed in mid-January and township elections are coming up next week, March 12.

WTIP has reached out to all of the candidates for town board seats to learn a little more about them.

In Tofte, Supervisor Sarah Somnis is running for reelection for a second term. She is unopposed.

Current Tofte treasurer is Dan Shirley, who did not file for reelection. Shirley, who owns and operates Sawbill Canoe Outfitters and serves on the School District 166 School Board, said he would like to give someone else the opportunity to serve.

However, since no one filed to be on the ballot for the treasurer seat, Shirley said he would be willing to serve is elected as a write-in candidate.

Here’s Rhonda Silence with the Tofte candidates. Click on their names below to hear their thoughts.