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Loneman officially enters Ward 1 council race

Following through on his announcement last September, Clay Loneman intends to run to represent southwestern Mitchell on City Council. Loneman, who said he'll graduate from Dakota Wesleyan in May, ran for Mitchell City Council in 2017. Loneman los...

Clay Loneman, candidate for Mitchell Ward 1 in 2017.
Clay Loneman, candidate for Mitchell Ward 1 in 2018.

Following through on his announcement last September, Clay Loneman intends to run to represent southwestern Mitchell on City Council.

Loneman, who said he'll graduate from Dakota Wesleyan in May, ran for Mitchell City Council in 2017. Loneman lost against incumbent Councilman Steve Rice last year, but the other seat in Ward 1 is set to open this year.

And the timing was perfect, Loneman said.

"Since my time at DWU will be finished, I will have ample opportunity to work with and in the community to accomplish things that I would like to see happen," Loneman said in a Thursday night press release.

Loneman said his priorities are focused on infrastructure improvements, development of a fire hall in northern Mitchell and attracting new business to town.

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Ward 1 consists of the southwestern corner of Mitchell and will be the only ward where an incumbent candidate is not seeking re-election in 2018. Incumbent Councilman Mel Olson is expected to run for mayor.

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