Residents Already Eyeing Six Duluth City Council Spots Up For Election

By KBJR News 1

April 29, 2011 Updated Apr 29, 2011 at 8:58 PM CST

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Duluth's city council could have up to six new faces next year and some Duluthians already have their eyes on those spots.

Next January, terms expire for at large councilors Jeff Anderson and Tony Cuneo, first district's Todd Fedora, fifth district's Jay Fosle, third district's Sharla Gardner and fourth district's Jackie Halberg.

One councilor says he believes several of them will re-run for their spots, but that with so many spots open, more women could join the council.

"The last four years we've only had one, Councilor Gardner, so change can be good but, again, I think we've had a good team over the last four years that's done good work here in the city, so I'm hopeful that many councilors will seek re-election," said councilor Jeff Anderson.

Anderson says he may not run for re-election, his decision will depend on whether he decides to make a run for the District 8 Congressional seat currently held by Chip Cravaack.

The six city council spots as well as Duluth mayor will be up for election in November.

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