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Filing starts Aug. 3 for council race

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Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

If you've ever entertained the thought of running for the Farmington City Council, it's time to start thinking a little more seriously.


Due to the new Military Overseas Voter Empowerment Act - which moves the primary elections ahead so there is more time between the primary and general elections to allow overseas military voters the time to get and return ballots - the city of Farmington has moved up its city council candidacy filing dates.

Farmington residents 21 and older may file for one of two, four-year terms on the city council from Tuesday, Aug. 3 through Tuesday, Aug. 17.

The open terms are currently held by council members Christy Jo Fogarty and Steve Wilson. Fogarty has been on the city council since 2003; Wilson's term dates to 2005.

Potential candidates are required to fill out an affidavit of candidacy and pay a $5 filing fee. Both must be done at Farmington City Hall, 430 Third St. City Hall is open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon, during the summer.

Candidates will be listed on the Nov. 2 general election ballot.