Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 2. In Hopkins, the mayor’s seat and two City Council seats will be up for election in 2021. The candidate filing period runs from Tuesday, July 27, to Tuesday, Aug. 10. The seats open for election are currently served by Mayor Jason Gadd and councilmembers Rick Brausen and Kristi Halvorsen.

Filing for candidacy can be done in-person at Hopkins City Hall Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be extended hours until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10.

The fee to file is $25.


At the time of filing, candidates must affirm:

• They are eligible to vote in Minnesota

• They have not filed for the same or any other office at the upcoming primary or general election (except as provided in M.S. 204B.06, subd. 1 (2))

• They will be 21 years of age or older when assuming office

• They will have maintained residence in Hopkins for at least 30 days before the general election.

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Kristen Miller is the community editor for the Sun Sailor, covering the communities of Plymouth, Hopkins and Minnetonka. Email story ideas to kristen.miller@apgecm.com

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