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Filing Closes for Duluth City Races with 25 Candidates for 6 Positions

25 candidates are running for 6 Duluth City positions. They include 9 mayoral candidates and 16 city council candidates.  25 candidates are running for 6 Duluth City positions. They include 9 mayoral candidates and 16 city council candidates.  |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

Updated: June 18, 2019 10:46 PM

25 candidates are running for 6 Duluth City positions. 

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Eight new candidates are vying for the highest job in the city currently held by Mayor Emily Larson. Mayor Larson filed for re-election right when the filing window opened. The contenders include: Corey Ford, Caleb Anderson, Jesse Peterson, Doris Queen Lavender, John Socha, Daniel Weatherly, David Nolle, and Donald Raihala. 

In council races, First District Councilor Gary Anderson is being challenged by Becky Hall. 

There is no incumbent for the Third District after Em Westerlund announced her decision to not seek re-election. Four candidates are vying for that position. They are: Roz Randorf, Theresa O'Halloran-Johnson, Ryan Glenn and Henry Banks. 

Three women are running for the Fifth District spot. That seat is currently held by Councilor Jay Fosle, who has not filed yet. They are: Jeanne Koneczny, Janet Kennedy, and Ashley Grimm. 

Two At-Large seats are also up for re-election. There are seven contenders in that race. They include two sitting councilors; Noah Hobbs and Arik Forsman. The remaining five are:  Matthew William Stewart, Stephen Abernethy, Mike Mayou, Derek Medved, and Nathaniel Rankin. 

A primary election will take place on August 13th. 

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