3 More Enter St. Louis Co. Board Race
Posted at: 08/26/2013 10:49 AM
| Updated at: 08/26/2013 6:06 PM
Three more candidates have entered the race for the open St. Louis County Board seat, forcing a primary election.
Scott Keenan and Cary A. Thompson-Gilbert filed to run for the Second District seat Monday, while Patrick Boyle issued a news release saying he plans to file for the seat. The three join Adam P. Jaros and Jim Stauber in the race.
Steve O'Neil held the position until he passed away in July. In a statement, Boyle said, "The day after his funeral, Steve's wife, Angie Miller, called me and told me Steve and she had discussed who they thought would be best to fill his seat after his death. They agreed I would be best fit for the job. After an agonizing month of deliberation with my family, I too feel I am qualified, ready and excited to pursue this position."
Boyle is the current city council president. He will make an official announcement on his candidacy Tuesday at Noon in the Duluth Civic Center.
The number of candidates in the race is enough to force a November primary election. The special election will be held in January.