A flurry of filings took place around the state on Monday as potential candidates for public office beat today’s (TUE) filing deadline. Southern Minnesota Congressmen Tim Walz was among the numerous people filing on Monday. There was also lots of last-minute filings in the races for Minnesota’s 201 legislative seats and dozens of spots in the judiciary. New Ulm City Councilor Les Schultz filed for re-election on Monday as well, meaning there will now be a race in New Ulm’s Third Ward between Schultz and Assistant Watonwan County Attorney Chuck Hanson, who filed for the seat May 25th. Candidates who have second thoughts about running for office will still have a couple of days to withdraw their names. Some races will require that primary elections take place in August to sort out who goes head-to-head in November.