Municipal candidate filing is open

With summer more than halfway over and the August primary looming, candidate filing for municipal races is now open, further setting the stage for Election Day on Nov. 6.

Filing for races without a primary runs July 31 through Aug. 14. A number of cities in the Roseville Review and Bulletin newspapers coverage areas will be holding elections that could reshape city leadership for years to come.

A pair of city council seats, as well as the mayor’s seat, will be in play this fall in Arden Hills, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View, Roseville and Shoreview.

Roseville’s initial slate of nine council and mayoral candidates, for which filing was open earlier this summer, will be winnowed to two candidates for mayor and four council candidates in the Aug. 14 primary. 

In Arden Hills, the seats currently occupied by Mayor David Grant and council members Fran Holmes and Steve Scott will be up for election.

In Lauderdale, the seats now held by Mayor Mary Gaasch and council members Roxanne Grove and Andi Moffatt will be in play.

In Little Canada, the seats held by Mayor John Keis and council members Tom Fischer and Christian Torkelson will be up for election.

In Mounds View, the seats held by Mayor Carol Mueller and council members Al Hull and Bill Bergeron will be in play.

In Shoreview, the seats held by Mayor Sandy Martin and council members Terry Quigley and Cory Springhorn will be up for election.

Prospective candidates in Lauderdale, Little Canada and Shoreview can contact their city hall in order to file for candidacy; those looking to file in Arden Hills and Mounds View can contact either their city or Ramsey County Elections at 651-266-2171, to do so.

The cost to file is $2 in most cities, while it’s $5 in Shoreview and $20 in Mounds View.


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The number of candidates interested in serving on the Roseville City Council prompted the city’s first primary since 2012.

Incumbent Mayor Dan Roe is seeking a third term. Current council member Tammy McGehee, whose term expires at the end of the year, along with newcomer Brett Rose, are also running for Roseville’s top elected position. The primary will eliminate one of the three from the running.

The other council incumbent, Bob Willmus, is seeking a third term as a council member and will be up against Jim Bull, Wayne Groff, Abel Aaron Nelson, Dannah Thompson and Vince Trovato in the primary, which will winnow the field down to four candidates.


— Mike Munzenrider

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