Two run for open Ramsey council seat

Filings have closed and two Ramsey residents will run for an open seat on the Ramsey City Council.

Jill Johns and Tom Heifort will vie for election in Ward 1 at a special election July 30.

The seat became available after the resignation of Councilmember David Elvig in April, five days after a jury found him guilty of theft by swindle from the employees of his personal business, E-Street Makers.

Ward 1 is located west of Nowthen Boulevard, north of Alpine Drive to Ramsey’s border with Nowthen and east to the Rum River.

The term will expire Dec. 31, 2014, putting Ward 1 back on the ballot in the 2014 general election.

Mandy Moran Froemming is at [email protected]