Duluth City Council Garry Krause Stepping Down

By KBJR News 1

Duluth City Council Garry Krause Stepping Down

September 6, 2013 Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 5:39 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth City Councilor Garry Krause is stepping down from his position and taking on a new job.

The Fourth District representative informed his fellow councilors in a letter sent this week.

Krause says his position at WITC in Superior was recently eliminated, and he's accepted a new position that will prevent him from attending the requisite number of council meetings to retain his seat.

He declined to specifically name his new employer, but said it is a regional position in the manufacturing transportation field.

Krause said he will continue to serve for one or possibly two more weeks, but that next week’s council meeting will be his last. Krause's term expires on January 6th.

Krause had been seeking re-election to his seat. The only remaining candidate is Howie Hanson.

"It doesn't really change a whole lot in terms, I'll still be out there campaigning really hard as if Garry's still in the race. I'll be out meeting neighbors attending community events, fundraising, getting to know the community even stronger," said Howie Hanson.

The Duluth City Council will select a candidate to fill the District four seat between now and the election on November 5th.

Anyone interested must apply by September 16th and will be interviewed and ranked by the sitting councilors.

The top three candidates will then be voted on by the full council.

The new council term begins on January 2014.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns