Duluth city councilor Arik Forsman decides he will run for re-election after all

Duluth City Councilor Arik Forsman has decided to run for re-election after all.

Forsman had announced in February he wasn’t seeking the spot again. But things have changed.

After extensive reflection and countless discussions with community members encouraging him to reconsider, he’s concluded that his work in public service is not yet finished, and he’s ready to continue serving the city he loves with the full support of his family.

He said in a statement, “The stakes are too high in this election for Duluthians. I’m ready to fight for what matters and move our city forward with you. Today I humbly announce my intent to run for re-election after all and offer Duluth a voice of reason on the ballot this August and November.”

Forsman’s campaign theme, “Our Voice of Reason,” will highlight his no-nonsense approach to the work of city council, which include his vision for prioritizing new investments to support Duluth’s kids, his unwavering support for protecting police and fire budgets, and how he’ll keep getting the job done.

He was appointed in 2018 to an At-Large seat, and then won the same spot in 2019.