Tara Swenson elected to Duluth City Council Fourth District

Duluth voters have elected Tara Swenson to the Duluth City Council Fourth District post in Tuesday’s election.

Unofficial results as of 10 p.m. Tuesday night showing Swenson getting more votes than than her opponent, 3,253 to 2,261.

Tara Swenson, 34, resides in Piedmont and works in human resources. She has a bachelor’s degree from St. Cloud University and has done public service through FUSE Leadership Duluth with Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce and the Duluth Charter Commission.

Howie Hanson, 68, is semi-retired. Hanson has a Bachelor of Science in communications from UWS and a master’s degree from the College of St. Scholastica’s Leadership and Change program.

The Fourth District Post is currently held by Hannah Alstead

Alstead was appointed to the Council in July 2022, after the passing of Councilor Renee Van Nett.

Alstead did not seek reelection.