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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Several File For Local Office

Several residents have filed Affidavits of Candidacy for seats on the Edina City Council.

City offices open for election are Mayor and two seats on the City Council. Those elected will serve from January 2021 to January 2025.

Incumbent Mayor James B. Hovland has filed for reelection. Those filing Affidavits of Candidacy for a seat on the City Council are Joshua Ahlberg, Rhonda Bland, Ukasha Dakane, Carolyn Jackson, Janet Kitui, Parinaz Kassemi and James Pierce. 

Edina residents can file for local office declaring their intention to run for election until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, for the upcoming General Election Nov. 3. Candidates must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall, 4801 W. 50th St. A packet and campaign manual are available at The filling fee is $5. Because City Hall is closed, potential candidates must schedule an appointment to file an Affidavit of Candidacy.

The deadline to withdraw from the election is 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. After that date, all names will appear on the ballot.

The Mayor and City Council are responsible for the operation of the City government through policies and ordinances that are carried out by City Manager Scott Neal. The City Council is responsible for budgeting, taxation and management of City property, and is accountable for listening and making decisions on behalf of the residents of Edina.

Those elected in November will take the oath of office Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2021, joining Council Members Ron Anderson and Kevin Staunton on the City Council. 

For more information about the election or filing for office, contact City Clerk Sharon Allison at or 952-826-0408.

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