McComber, Beaudet file for OPH mayor: Filings open in small city, school board races


Oak Park Heights residents could see an interesting mayoral race after City Councilwoman Mary McComber filed to challenge incumbent Mayor David Beaudet in the November general election.

The Beaudet-McComber race highlights the first two days of the filing period for school board and city races that do not require a primary that opened Tuesday. The filing period ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 14.


Filing to run for one of the two at-large Oak Park Heights council seats was Chuck Dougherty, owner of The Water Street Inn in downtown Stillwater.

Lake Elmo voters have at least two candidates to choose from in the city council race when Justin Bloyer and Greg Hall filed to seek the two at-large seats open in this year. Incumbent Mayor Dean Johnston filed for another mayoral term.

In Bayport, incumbent Mayor Susan St. Ores filed for re-election. As of Wednesday, no Bayport resident had filed to run for the two at-large council seats up for election.

Incumbent Lakeland City Councilman Richard Glasgow filed to run for mayor and Amy Williams filed to seek one of the two at-large council seats up for election.

Marine on St. Croix resident Bill Miller filed in a special election to fill a vacant seat on that city’s council. As of Wednesday, no one had filed to run for Marine mayor or an at-large council seat up for election.

Filings were also light in Independent School District 834, where three at-large spots are up for election. Incumbent board member Kathy Buchholz was the only person to file in ISD 834 by Wednesday.

Candidates filing during this period will run in the Nov. 6 general election. Washington County voters go to the polls for the Aug. 14 primary to winnow the fields in several federal and state legislative races, Washington County Board of Commissioners District 2 and Stillwater City Council Ward 2.