Open NU City Council Seats 23 May 12

New Ulm City Council President Chuck Schmitz filed for re-election on Tuesday. Schmitz is a retired Gas Department supervisor for New Ulm Public Utilities. He was first elected Councilor-At Large in 2008, and if re-elected would be serving his second presidential term. Schmitz is one of four New Ulm City Councilors up for re-election this year. The terms of First Ward Councilor Ruth Ann Webster and Third Ward Councilor Les Schultz are up, along with the Second Ward Councilor seat formerly held by Todd Olson, which Lisa Fischer was appointed to fill out the unexpired portion of recently. That seat will also be on the ballot this November.