The League of Women Voters of Anoka, Blaine and Coon Rapids area are now conducting a series of virtual Meet the Candidates forums through mid-September.
Primary voters will decide which two candidates will square off in the race for Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes the suburbs of Hennepin, Carver and Anoka counties to the west, south and north of Minneapolis. Coon Rapids is in the 3rd District.
Republican incumbent Tom Emmer faces a rematch in a 6th Congressional District primary against Patrick Munro, who unsuccessfully challenged him in primaries in 2016 and 2018.
Both the DFL and Republican parties will have primaries to determine who will advance to the general election for the Congressional seat representing Minneapolis and nearby suburbs.
Three Republican candidates will appear on the primary ballot for House District 38A, but only two are actively campaigning.
District 31A incumbent Kurt Daudt, R-Crown, faces a primary challenge from Beau Hullermann Aug. 11. The winner will face DFL candidate Brad Brown in the November election. Hullermann did not respond to requests to participate in the following questionnaire.
Voters in Anoka County Commissioner District 6 can prepare déjà vu. The race’s primary pits incumbent Jeff Reinert, of Lino Lakes, against Cindy Hansen, of Lino Lakes, and Kevin Ryan, of Stacy. Reinert defeated Hansen in a special election for the seat in February of this year. Ryan also ran…
Three candidates are running to fill an at-large seat on the Coon Rapids City Council. Pat Carlson, Christopher Geisler and Pablo Hernandez are vying for the seat currently held by Steve Wells, who is not seeking reelection. Geisler is the son of Ward 4 incumbent Jennifer Geisler, who is up …
Coon Rapids Council Member Jennifer Geisler is facing challengers Jeff Cosman and Sheila Joy Rose who are vying for her Ward 4 seat. The two leading candidates will move on from the Aug. 11 primary to the November ballot.
Blaine residents will cast their ballots in local primaries 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. In-person and mail-in absentee runs through Monday, Aug. 10.
Three candidates are vying for two slots on the general election ballot for mayor of Anoka. Barbara Deeds Baldwin and Shane Perry are challenging incumbent Phil Rice. The two leading candidates will move on from the Aug. 11 primary to the November ballot.
Blaine, Columbia Heights, Fridley and Spring Lake Park have designated their polling places for the 2020 primary and general elections, and some locations are moving due to a new state statute.