Duluth Mayor race: Larson, Reinert advance

Duluth voters have chosen Emily Larson and Roger Reinert to move on to the general election in the race for mayor of Duluth.

Unofficial results as of 10 p.m. Tuesday night were showing incumbent mayor Emily Larson and former state senator Roger Reinert getting more votes than the other three candidates. 27 of the 34 precincts have reported thus far.

50-year old Mayor Larson served on the Duluth city council, also serving as council president. She was elected mayor of Duluth in 2015 succeeding Don Ness. She was inaugurated on January 4, 2016 as the first female mayor in the city’s history. She was reelected again in 2019 for her second 4-year term.

53-year old Roger Reinert also served on the Duluth city council, being elected in 2004 and served as council president, twice. He then went on to serve in the Minnesota House of Representative from 2009 to 2019 and the Minnesota Senate from 2011 to 2017.

Reinert is a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves, is a licensed attorney, owns a consulting firm, and teaches at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth.

Larson and Rienert will face off again this fall in the general election on November 7th.