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Two candidates emerge early in council filing period

On the first day of filing, two Farmington residents announced themselves as city council candidates.

Filing for candidacy for the 2010 Farmington City Council elections opened at 7 a.m.,Tuesday morning. By the end of the day, former city council member David Pritzlaff and city of Farmington parks maintenance supervisor Don Hayes had filed their affidavits of candidacy.

Up for grabs in the Nov. 2 election are two, four-year terms currently held by council members Christy Jo Fogarty and Steve Wilson. Fogarty has been on the council since 2003. Wilson has held his seat since 2005.

Any Farmington resident, age 21 and older, may file for the open seats. Those wishing to file affidavits of candidacy may do so until Tuesday, Aug. 17. Potential candidates are also required to 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.

The city of Farmington will post new candidate filings daily on the city's web site,

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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