Watertown’s June 20th election ballot taking shape

May 11, 2023
MIke Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The June 20th Election Day ballot to fill Watertown City Council seats is beginning to take shape.

City Finance Officer Kristen Bobzien says three candidates have qualified to run for the council seat in Ward B. They are incumbent Colin Paulsen, former councilman Jason Redemske, and Kyle Peters, who’s the son-in-law of Governor Kristi Noem.

Peters is married to Noem’s daughter Kassidy.

In Ward E, Councilman Glen Vilhauer is not running for re-election. Two people have filed in hopes of replacing him. They are Jason Buechler and Lynn Jurrens.

In Ward C, Councilman Dan Schutte has filed for re-election.

The deadline for candidates to file petition signatures at City Hall to ensure their name gets on the ballot is 5 p.m. tomorrow.