First round of local candidate filing opens May 22

The first round of candidate filing for the 2018 election is nearly here, opening up on May 22 for all state and county offices and cities that hold primaries, which will take place Aug. 14. Filing closes June 5.

For the Roseville Review and Bulletin areas, that means affidavits of candidacy will soon be accepted for the Roseville City Council, five Minnesota House seats and a handful of Ramsey County positions.

In Roseville, residents will cast their votes this fall for two city council member seats and for mayor. The filing fee for elected office in Roseville is $5.

Seats in House districts 41A, 41B, 42A, 42B and 66A are up this fall, as are the elected positions of Ramsey County Attorney and Ramsey County Sheriff. The filing fee for the county positions is $50.

District 41A covers the north half of New Brighton, along with Fridley and Spring Lake Park. District 41B covers the southern half of New Brighton, St. Anthony and Columbia Heights.

District 42A covers Arden Hills, Mounds View, much of Shoreview and a small section of Blaine. District 42B covers Little Canada, Gem Lake, Vadnais Heights, and sections of Roseville and Shoreview. 

District 66A covers Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, much of Roseville and parts of St. Paul.

For more information about filing go to and click on the “Candidate Filing” link or call Ramsey County Elections at 651-266-2171.

There are a number of other Roseville Review and Bulletin area city council elections coming up this fall, with candidate filing running July 31 to Aug. 14.

Arden Hills, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View and Shoreview will all have two council seats and the mayor’s seat up for election.

Election Day is Nov. 6.


— Mike Munzenrider

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