Today Last Chance for Roseville Council Filing
Three candidates, so far, are vying for two council seats.
With today (Tuesday) the last day for filing, three Roseville residents are seeking election to two seats to the City Council.
Those candidates, so far, are: Peter Strohmeier, Gerry McDonald and Jason Etten.
Incumbent Council members Jeff Johnson and Tammy Pust said they are not seeking re-election. Their decision means the five-member couuncil will have two new members starting in 2013.
Johnson said his decision not to seek re-election is, in part, based on his belief that serving in any public service capacity shouldn't be forever.
"There is something to be said for a one-term city council member," Johnson said in a recent interview with Roseville Patch. "That is enough time to make a contribution to the city and community. It's time to move on."
Johnson said, "I'm looking into other opportunities."
The filing period for the Council will remain open until until 5 p.m. today (Tuesday, June 5).
Roseville citizens interested in running for a City Council seat can file at Ramsey County Elections, 90 West Plato Blvd. St. Paul, according to a city news update.
Qualifications to run for a City Council seat include:
- Eligible voter in the city of Roseville;
- 21 years of age or older; and
- Resident of the city for at least thirty days before general election.
To file, you must complete an affidavit and pay a $5 filing fee. For further information, call 651-266-2171.
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