Mayor Emily Larson files for re-election in Duluth Mayoral Race

Duluth Mayor Emily Larson officially filed for re-election Tuesday.

Larson said in a statement: “It felt great, knowing that today’s filling isn’t simply about my name on the ballot but is informed through countless conversations and rooted in the community work and success of the past 7 years. My campaign team has the infrastructure, trust, and support to move forward carrying out the work to ensure the best for our great city. We aren’t counting on our successes or standing still today to rest on our laurels. We are prepared and eager for the work ahead, and now that we are filed the real fun begins. We have been out at the doors having real conversations since January (yes, in the middle of this record-setting winter!), and we are now ramping up our efforts with the tremendous support we are getting from every corner of the city.

“When I think about our community, I reminisce on the many stories and visions you have shared with me. The importance of having work that is meaningful, supports your family, and gives you purpose. Having parks that are accessible and abundant. Having a safe and affordable place to call home. Having schools that support your children to grow into the best version of themselves. Having safe drinking water and clean air and the assurance that we will continue to have that for decades to come. Having a community you feel seen by, part of, and are an active participant in.

Together our city will continue to lead on climate, racial equity, housing, infrastructure, and supporting working families. My administration has delivered on all these issues. We have delivered in deep, real, and meaningful ways. We have not backed down from the challenge of building economic vitality for a thriving community. And we will continue to lead and innovate, because this vision is for our community’s shared future, not simply a single moment or election.

Tuesday was the first day to file for office.  Local elections will be held this Fall for Mayor of Duluth and six open Duluth City Council seats.

Candidates file with the Duluth City Clerk.  Each must be at least 21, eligible to vote in Minnesota, have lived in the city or district for at least 30 days, and pay the $20 filing fee.

Larson has endorsements from Duluth Building & Construction Trades, LiUNA Local 1091, Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 11, Emily’s List, Women Winning, and the Duluth DFL.

City of Duluth elections are non-partisan.  The top two vote-getters in the Mayoral Primary will move on to the General Election.  The General Election is November 7th, and a Primary, if needed, will be held on August 8th.  The filing period closes on May 30th at 5pm.