After Day 1: Two for Woodbury mayor, two for councilFour people jumped at the chance to run for Woodbury elected office when they submitted their names for mayor and city council races on Monday, the first filing day.
Four people jumped at the chance to run for Woodbury elected office when they submitted their names for mayor and city council races on Monday, the first filing day.
Two people filed to run for mayor in the Nov. 2 general election. They are Mary Giuliani Stephens, 1233 Shannon Court, and Eddie Marcus, 7017 Courtly Road. Stephens, who is completing her first term on the city council, was the first candidate to file.
Council member Julie Ohs, 577 Eagle Ridge Drive, filed for re-election. Steven P. Peterson, 594 Sutherland Drive, also is running for city council.
The filing period ends Aug. 17. Candidates can file at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 17. Candidates have two days after the filing deadline to withdraw.
The mayor and city council members serve four-year terms. The mayor earns $8,520 a year, council members $6,450 annually. They meet three times monthly and attend other city and regional meetings.
For the first time in 20 years, the Woodbury mayor’s race is an open contest, since Mayor Bill Hargis is leaving office this year.
A candidate for mayor or city council must be 21 years old, eligible to vote in Minnesota and registered to vote in Woodbury at least 30 days before the election. The filing fee is $5.
There is no city primary election.
The Bulletin is posting an updated Woodbury candidates list daily on the Web during the filing period.