Elections — Both cities will elect new Mayors and City Councilors come November

Both Dundee and St. Paul have city positions opening up with the November election. In Dundee, the mayor position is up for reelection as well as three city councilor positions.

Current Mayor Ted Crawford will not seek reelection in Dundee, citing his desire to focus on his career as a patent attorney.

“Serving as Dundee’s mayor, although very satisfying, was making it difficult to advance in my legal career,” Crawford said. “I also want to spend more of my free time with my family.”

City Councilor David Russ has filed for the mayor position. He is running unopposed.

Both Storr Nelson and Doug Puglsey filed unopposed for their seats on the council. However Jennifer Munson is not seeking reelection and no one has filed to run for her position.

Dundee Assistant City Recorder Debra Manning said an open seat is not something she’s seen before, but there is a protocol in place should no one win with a write-in campaign. Once the new year begins, the council would appoint someone to the position.

In St. Paul, the mayor position and two city council positions are open. Current Mayor Steve Manners had originally filed to run, but elected not to run for reelection and withdrew his application. City Councilor Michael Bernard filed for mayor, as did Kimball Wallis.

Bernard’s council position is up for election as well as Councilor Charlie Bernard’s. He has not elected to run again either. Four people have filed for the position, including Casper Ott Jr., Cody McKillip, Joel Halter and Rosemary Koch.

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