Candidates file for area elections

The filing period for the non-primary local election races opened on July 29 and ran through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Candidates had until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, to withdraw from the race. Bayport, Lake Elmo and Oak Park Heights do not have primaries. The Stillwater Area School Board also runs without a primary.

Here are those who had filed:

In Bayport the mayor’s seat and two council seats will be on the ballot. Mayor Susan St. Ores has filed for reelection. In the city council race, both incumbents Michele Hanson and Patrick McGann have filed for reelection, and will face challenger Brian DeLisle.

In the Lake Elmo City Council races, there are two city council seats open. Incumbents Michael Reeves and Wally Nelson have filed to run for their current offices, and are challenged by Lake Elmo Planning Commissioner Jill
Lundgren and Finance Committee member Julie Fliflet.

In Oak Park Heights, two council seats will be on the ballot. Incumbents Mark Swenson and Michael Liljegren have filed for reelection to the council. Former mayor David Beaudet has filed to run as a challenger for a seat on the city council.

The race for the four open Stillwater Area School Board has drawn eight candidates. Incumbents George Hoeppner and Tom Lehmann have both filed for reelection, while Natasha Fleischman and Natalie Fedie have not. Challenging for seats on the school board are Paul Leindeker, Donald Hovland, Paula O’Loughlin, Shelley Pearson, Fred Anderson and Aly Xiong.