After the close of the filing period, the mayoral and two city council positions all feature contested races unless any of the candidates withdraw by the Aug. 15 deadline to do so.
On the final day of filing Aug. 13, Yvette Baudelaire filed to run against incumbent Jake Spano for mayor.
In the race for the At-Large A city council position, incumbent Steve Hallfin filed on the last day for re-election. He will face Larry Kraft, who works with the youth-focused environmental organization iMatter, along with Deb Brinkman, a long-time leader of the League of Women Voters of St. Louis Park, for the seat. It will be the first race in which ranked-choice voting plays a role in the city. Under the system, voters will be able to rank each candidate by preference.
Joseph Israel filed on the final day as well for the At-Large B city council seat. He will face Nadia Mohamed, co-winner of the 2018 St. Louis Park Human Rights Award, in the election Tuesday, Nov. 5. Councilmember Thom Miller, who currently serves in the role, has announced he will not run for re-election.
Spano’s website is spanoformayor.com.
Brinkman’s website is debbrinkman.org
Information about Kraft can be found online at larrykraftslp.org.
Mohamed has launched a site at nadiaforslp.org.
Baudelaire, Hallfin and Israel did not list websites when they filed to run for office.