After one week, seven running for Woodbury electionsThe second week of a filing period for Woodbury city elections started Monday with a trio of mayoral hopefuls and a slate of city council candidates for the Nov. 2 election.
The second week of a filing period for Woodbury city elections started Monday with a trio of mayoral hopefuls and a slate of city council candidates for the Nov. 2 election.
Four people have filed to run for two city council seats. They are Jennifer Sutch, 1825 Bielenberg Drive; Christopher Burns, 3611 Dakota Ave.; incumbent city council member Julie Ohs, 577 Eagle Drive; and Steven P. Peterson, 594 Sutherland Drive.
Ohs is seeking a second four-year term. Burns serves on the Woodbury Economic Development Commission.
Three people have filed to run for mayor in November. They are Earl Reinhardt, 7730 Military Road; Eddie Marcus, 7017 Courtly Road; and Mary Giuliani Stephens, 1233 Shannon Court. Stephens is completing her first term on the city council.
The filing period ends Tuesday, 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 updating the candidates list on its website throughout the filing period. Check back for updates.