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2021 Special Election

On Monday, December 14, City Council accepted Mayor Jeffrey Lunde’s resignation, effective January 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. After more than 10 years as Brooklyn Park Mayor and City Council member, Mayor Lunde will vacate his position to serve as the newly elected Hennepin County Commissioner for District 1, which includes the city of Brooklyn Park.

A special election is required because more than 365 days remain on the mayor’s term. The City Council must order the election within 45 days after declaring the vacancy, in accordance with the City Charter.


Below are the list of candidates who have filed for the special election along with campaign contact information.

Candidate name Phone # Email Website
Wynfred Russell 612-283-1859
Hollies Winston 763-703-0905
Mark Mata 612-366-1538
Boyd Morson 763-327-0100
Yelena S. Kurdyumova 763-566-0075
Benjamin Osemenam 763-560-0515
Lisa Jacobson 763-234-0315

Election timeline

As of right now, the recommended timetable for the special election is as follows:

Date Details
January 3 City Council accepts Mayor’s resignation, effictive 12:01 a.m.
January 4 City Council declares a vacancy in the office of mayor and calls for a special election.
January 14 Notice published of candidacy filing period
February 2 Candidate filing opens. Filing instructions are available here.
February 16 Candidate filing closes
February 18 Candidate withdrawal for the special election closes at 5 p.m.
February 26 Absentee ballot voting begins for Special Primary Election
March 23 Last day for voters to pre-register for the Special Primary Election
April 6 Direct Balloting period begins (Voters can submit ballots in voting tabulator)
April 12 In-person absentee voting for the Special Primary Election closes at 5 p.m.
April 13 Special Primary Election Day
June 25 Absentee ballot voting begins for Special Election
August 10 Special Election Day

Where do I vote?

Absentee Voting

  • The in-person and mail-in absentee voting period for the 2021 Special Primary Election is February 26 – April 12.
  • The in-person absentee voting office will be held at City Hall, 5200 85th Ave N. during business hours, Monday-Friday 8am to 4:30pm.
  • You can apply for an Absentee Ballot by:
  • Once completed and signed, return your absentee ballot application as soon as possible to Hennepin County by:
    • Mailing to the Hennepin County Elections Government Center
      300 S. 6th St MC 012 Minneapolis MN 55487-0012
    • Or emailing it to

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Voting on Election Day

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What is a primary election?

A primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.

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What is a presidential primary?

In 2016, legislation was passed establishing a presidential nomination primary.

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