Filing Deadline Emerges for Duluth City Council and School Board Candidates

By KBJR News 1

July 16, 2013 Updated Jul 17, 2013 at 5:19 PM CST

Duluth, MN (NNCNow.com) --- Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file to run for any of the four Duluth City Council seats.

Districts One and Four, along with two At Large City Council seats are up for grabs in 2013.

Two candidates have signed up to run for District Four, and five candidates remain for the two At Large seats.

Incumbent Second District councilor, Patrick Boyle, will run unchallenged. He has been endorsed by the Duluth DFL party.

In Duluth's Fourth District, incumbent Garry Krause is being challenged by Howie Hanson who has received a DFL endorsement.

The five candidates who are running for the two At Large seats on the City Council include DFL endorsed Barbara Russ and Zack Filipovich, who are joined by Ryan Stauber, Ray Whitledge III, and Ray Sandman.

Meanwhile filings also closed for those who want to run for Duluth School Board.

Two district seats and one At Large are up for grabs in the November election.

In the First District, Rosie Loeffler-Kemp has received the DFL endorsement and is running against Joseph Matthes.

School Board member Art Johnston is being challenged by two candidates in the Fourth District, Justin Perpich and David Bolgrien.

Harry Welty is running for the at large seat on the Duluth School Board. Also running is Annie Harala, who has been endorsed by the Duluth DFL.

Joshua Bixby, Henry L. Banks, Nancy Nilsen, and Loren Martell are also running for the At Large seat on the Duluth School Board.

There will be primary election for City Council and School Board on September 10th.

Posted by Nick Minock