Candidate Filings

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The candidate filing period opened on July 30 and will close on Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. Candidates who have filed for office are listed below. This page will be updated nightly.

The following candidates have filed for the office of mayor:

  • Jake Spano
  • Yvette Baudelaire

The following candidates have filed for the office of council member at large A:

  • Deb Brinkman
  • Larry Kraft
  • Steve Hallfin

The following candidates have filed for the office of council member at large B:

  • Nadia Mohamed
  • Joseph Israel

The following candidates have filed for the office of school board member for ISD 283:

  • C. Colin Cox
  • Jim Beneke
  • Jim Leuthner
  • Ken Morrison
  • Laura McClendon
  • Jessica Janoski
  • Kari Ross
  • Heather Wilsey

Candidate information

We understand that voters are interested in learning more information regarding the candidates that appear on their ballot. In an effort to remain neutral, the city does not advertise for or provide background information on candidates or political platforms. Candidates appearing on the ballot may have their own websites dedicated to their campaign. Voters can use the following resources to search for additional information on candidates:

  • Search candidate filings on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website
  • The Sun Sailor typically runs information on local candidates. The timing and contents of this article is not under the city’s control. For more information, contact the Sun Sailor directly.