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Seven file in city council race

Farmington voters will have plenty of choices when it comes time to fill two seats on the Farmington City Council this fall.

When the filing period closed Aug. 17, seven residents had filed affidavits of candidacy to be considered as candidates city council. The two four-year seats up for grabs are currently held by Christy Jo Fogarty and Steve Wilson. Both incumbents have filed for reelection.

Other residents to enter the race are, in alphabetical order, Jason E. Bartholomay, Lenny Hall, Don Hayes, David Pritzlaff and Jerry Ristow.

The seven candidates will appear on the ballot for the Nov. 2, 2010 general election.

The filing period for the 2010 election opened Tuesday, Aug. 3, and closed at 5 p.m.. on Tuesday, Aug. 17. Copies of each candidate's affidavit for candidacy can be viewed on the city of Farmington's web site,, under the "candidate filing" link.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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