Filing Period Open for Municipal Election Candidates

Red_Vote_Box.jpgMany local municipal districts will be holding elections this fall for city council and school boards. The filing period for candidates wishing to be on the ballot for local school boards recently opened on July 27 and will remain open until Tuesday, August 10. The filing period is the same for candidates for local city councils in communities that hold such elections this year and utilize ranked choice voting.

Elections for City Council and School Board do not get much emphasis or attention. However, they are vitally important. City ordinances, zoning, property taxes, local spending priorities, educational excellence, childhood socialization, and young adult mentoring are several critical areas that these election positions affect. If you want to impact your local community, running for one of these offices will provide that opportunity. They are also a potential stepping stone for higher offices.

If you share our values and are passionate about serving your local community, contact us at [email protected] if you would welcome our advice on running. Do it soon, as the filing deadline is quickly approaching.

Local municipalities holding elections and candidates who have filed as of August 1 are listed below. Please check the MN Secretary of State website for updated information and additional candidate filings between now and August 10.   Also, if your municipality is not shown in our list below, check out the Candidate Filings page of the MN Secretary of State website.


Bloomington City Council At Large

Nathan Coulter --

Paul King –

Ricardo Oliva –

Bloomington City Council District 3

Jack Baloga (Incumbent) is not running for re-election
Lona Dallessandro --

Bloomington City Council District 4

Patrick Martin --

Victor Rivas -- Rivas For City Council (

Bloomington School Board (ISD 271) – Elect 4

Tom Bennet --

Matthew Dymoke -- Matt Dymoke for Bloomington School Board (

Kat Eggers – N/A

Dani Indovino Cawley -- Vote

Patricia Riley – not available

Dawn Steigauf – steigaufforschoolboard

Edina School Board (ISD 273) – Elect 4

Erica Allenburg – not available

Hopkins Mayor

Jason Gadd – (to be developed)

Patrick Hanlon –[Patrick Hanlon for Mayor - Hanlon For Hopkins]

Hopkins City Council – Elect 2

Gerard Balan –[Gerard Balan for Hopkins City Council (]

Hopkins School Board (ISD 270) – Elect 3

Jen Westmoreland Bouchard –[Re-Elect Jen Westmoreland Bouchard to the Hopkins School Board (]

David Larson – not available

Jason Ross –[Elect Jason Ross to Hopkins School Board – Every scholar deserves a brilliant opportunity (]

Minnetonka Mayor

Brad Wiersum – not available

Minnetonka City Council Seat A

Deb Calvert – not available

Minnetonka City Council Seat B

Kimberly Wilburn –[Kimberly Wilburn for Minnetonka City Council – We can do better together (]

Minnetonka School Board (ISD 276)

Dan Olson – www.olson/school[HOME (]

Michael Remucal –[Remucal For Minnetonka School Board - School Board Candidate (]

Beth Robertson-Martin – not available

Christian Vitale – not available