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Candidates for City Council

Council term

Council members serve a four-year term.

Election process

If more than two residents file to be elected as mayor or council member for each district, a city primary election will be held in August to nominate candidates for the November city’s general election.

Current candidates

East district (Ward E)

Candidate name Address Phone File date
Robert E. Gaskins 9725 Penn Ave. N. 612-516-5350 May 18, 2016

 

Cenral district (Ward C)

Candidate name Address Phone File date
James Jackson 8707 Nevada Ave. N. 612-227-6766 May 19, 2016

 

West district (Ward W)

Candidate name Address Phone File date
Susan Pha 8301 Sumter Ave. N. 651-252-9080 May 24, 2016

 

Important dates for candidate filing in 2016

  • May 17 - Filings begin for one council member seat in each district
  • May 31 - Last day to file as a candidate
  • June 2 - Last day to withdraw as a candidate

Requirements to be a candidate

  • You must be a United States citizen
  • You must be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • You must be twenty-one years of age or older upon assuming office
  • You must live in Brooklyn Park for at least 30 days before the election

Filing to become a candidate

Candidate packets with the required forms are available in the City Clerk’s office at City Hall seven days before the filing dates.

For mayor (seat open in 2018)

  • You must file an Affidavit of Candidacy with the city clerk.
  • You must have a petition signed by 75 registered voters who live in the city
    • Signatures can only be obtained during the filing dates
  • You must pay a $75 filing fee in accordance with Section 4.06 of the City Charter

For council member

  • You must file an Affidavit of Candidacy with the city clerk.
  • You must have a petition signed by 25 registered voters who live in your representative district
    • Signatures can only be obtained during the filing dates
  • You must pay a $25 filing fee in accordance with Section 4.06 of the City Charter

Withdrawing from an election

To withdraw from an election, a candidate has to file an Affidavit of Withdrawal with the City Clerk. A candidate has until 5 p.m. two days after candidacy filing period to withdraw. After that date, candidates cannot file an affidavit of withdrawal. (MS205.13, subd. 6).

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Contact us

City Hall

5200 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to City Hall

Hours

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone and email

Devin Montero
City Clerk
763-493-8180
Email the Devin Montero

 
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