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Candidate Filing Open Aug. 2-16 for Maple Grove City Council, ISD 279 School Board, Hennepin County Board Seats

Jul 31, 2016 02:04PM ● Published by Wendy Erlien

The following candidate filing information is for the Nov. 8, 2016 general election. 

Maple Grove City Council

The filing period for two city council seats up for election in Aug. 2-16. Each city council seat is a four-year term and begins Jan. 2, 2017.

To be eligible for election to the city council, individuals must obtain and file the following forms with the Maple Grove City Clerk 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the filing period, according to the city of Maple Grove website

  • Affidavit of candidacy
  • Filing fee ($5)
  • Statement of economic interest  (within 14 days of signing the affidavit of candidacy)

At the time of filing, Maple Grove City Council candidates must be an eligible voter, 21 years old or older (currently or when assuming office), and maintained a residence “wherein they reside 30 days previous to the election.”

For more information:  http://www.maplegrovemn.gov/about/elections/city-council-candidate-information/ or call 763-494-6000.

Osseo School District School Board

The filing period for three school board seats up for election is Aug. 2-16. To be eligible for election to the school board, individuals must file an Affidavit of Candidacy during the filing period.

The following information about filings was provided by Osseo Area Schools:

A candidate filing packet, including the Affidavit of Candidacy, may be obtained during the filing period from the ISD 279 Educational Service Center (ESC) during regular office hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday). Filing hours will be extended until 5 p.m. on Aug. 16. The ESC is located at 11200 93rd Avenue North in Maple Grove.

At the time of filing, school board candidates must provide photo ID and address verification, and pay a $2 filing fee. A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or older upon assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which he or she seeks election for 30 days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or general election.

 For more information:  www.district279.org or call Tammy Djerf at 763-391-7003.

 Hennepin County Board  

The filing period for the District 7 Hennepin County Commissioner seat up for election in November is Aug. 2-16. In addition to Maple Grove, the District 7 Hennepin County Commissioner serves the cities of Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Greenfield, Hanover, Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetrista, southern Mound, Rogers, St. Bonifacius, northwest Plymouth, and Rockford.

Information about filing: http://www.hennepin.us/residents/elections/file-for-office

 The Hennepin Park Commissioner District 2 Representative seat (representing Maple Grove, Dayton, Champlin, Osseo, Brooklyn Park) is not up for election in 2016.

Candidates for Minnesota House 34A, Minnesota House 34B, Minnesota Senate 34, and U.S. State Representative District 3 has already been determined.  According to the Minnesota Secretary of State website, the following individuals are candidates: 

Minnesota House 34A (portion of Maple Grove, Rogers, Dayton)

Dave Craig (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)

Joyce Peppin (Republican)          

Minnesota House 34B (portion of Maple Grove, Osseo)

Kristin Bahner (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)

Dennis Smith (Republican)          

Minnesota Senate 34 (Maple Grove, Rogers, Dayton, Osseo)

Warren Limmer (Republican)

Bonnie Westlin (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)

U.S. State Representative District 3

Terri E. Bonoff  (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)

Erik Paulsen  (Republican)

Additional information

Maple Grove Election Calendar:  http://www.maplegrovemn.gov/about/elections/2014-maple-grove-election-calendar/

 Absentee voting in Maple Grove: http://www.maplegrovemn.gov/about/elections/absentee-voting/

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