One person withdraws name from Minnetonka Beach race
Four people instead of five will now be seeking one of two open positions on the Minnetonka Beach City Council.
The filing period for local city council positions closed Aug. 14, but after that date candidates had two days to withdraw their names from the ballot. Mike Bloom had been one of five people who filed for a seat on the Minnetonka Beach City Council, but he withdrew his name.
The Long Lake, Maple Plain and Orono City Council candidates will remain the same. The candidates in the four races are:
In Long Lake voters will select a mayor and two city councilors. The mayoral seat comes with a two-year term and the city council seats come with four-year terms.
Tim Hultmann will likely be sworn in again as Long Lake’s mayor because he was the only person to file for that position. There will be a race for the two city council seats as three people filed for those positions. Incumbent Liz Olson filed as did residents Roger Adams and Kurt W. Kaminski. Brian Carpenter, the other incumbent whose term will expire at the end of this year, did not file for re-election.
Voters in Maple Plain will also select a mayor and two city councilors. The terms of current Mayor John Sweeney and Councilors Dave Eisinger and Justin McCoy will be up at the end of this year. In Maple Plain, the mayoral and city council seats come with four-year terms.
Residents will have two familiar faces vying to be the next mayor of Maple Plain. Incumbent Sweeney filed for re-election and current City Councilor Roger Hackbarth also filed for the mayoral seat. Incumbents Eisinger and McCoy were the only people to file for the two council seats.
In addition to a mayor and two city councilors, voters in Minnetonka Beach will also select a treasurer. The terms for mayor and treasurer are two years and the terms for the city councilors are four years.
Incumbent Joann Anderson is the only person who filed for mayor. Four people will vie for the two open city council seats. Incumbent Councilor Linn Ferguson and incumbent Treasurer Rick Skalla will run as will Byron E. Johnson and Jaci Lindstrom. Michelle Kroll, the other incumbent city councilor did not file for re-election. Randall Gilster is the only person who filed for the treasurer position.
Voters in Orono will select a mayor and two city councilors. The mayoral seat comes with a two-year term and the city council seats come with four-year terms.
Incumbent Mayor Lili McMillan was the only person to file for mayor. There will be a contested race for city councilor, though, as four people filed for the two seats. Incumbent Doug Franchot filed as did Kristi Anderson, Lizz Levang and Dennis Walsh. The second incumbent, David Rahn, did not file for re-election.