Six candidates file two for seats in Spring Lake Park

Six candidates have filed for two open Spring Lake Park council positions.

City Administrator Barb Nelson reported late Tuesday afternoon that Tony Easter, 661 Ione Ave. N.E.; Dan Lambert, 7892 Tyler St. N.E.; Jason Letourneau, 8001 Fifth St. N.E.; Bob Nelson, 7805 Jackson St. N.E.; and Larry Raymond, 8012 Fifth St. N.E., waited until the final day to complete election paperwork.

Bill Nash, 7723 Jackson St. N.E., was the first to file for city office on Aug. 10.

The filing period for two at-large Spring Lake Park City Council positions opened July 31 and closed Tuesday afternoon.

Council seats currently occupied by Barbara Carlson and Nash are up for election this November.

Carlson previously announced she would not conduct a re-election bid.

Her current four-year term that ends this Decmeber will mark 22 years of city council service.

Lambert and Letourneau currently serve on the Spring Lake Park Planning and Zoning Commission.

Nelson previously served on the city council and was elected to a single mayoral term in 2006 after defeating incumbent Harley Wells.

Nelson also served on the city’s planning and zoning commission prior to his becoming mayor.

In the 2010 election, Spring Lake Park voters elected the city’s first woman as mayor when they selected Cindy Hansen over Nelson and Letourneau.

City Administrator Barb Nelson also reported one filing for the city’s single seat on the North Suburban Hospital District Board.

Carol Anderson, 8242 Fillmore St. N.E., filed for hospital board, Nelson said.

The Spring Lake Park City Council consists of the mayor and four council members who are elected at large and serve four-year, staggered terms.

Local city elections are held each November in even-numbered years.

Council meetings are scheduled the first and third Monday of each month.

Tim Hennagir is at tim.hennagir@ecm-inc.com


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