Rhonda Silence

City Councilor Tim Kennedy will not run for reelection

There has been a great deal of election news on WTIP Community Radio lately, with the primary election coming up on August 11. The senate and local county commissioner races are not the only things voters in the city of Grand Marais should consider. however. The filing period to run for a seat on the Grand Marais city council is open now.

The filing period is open now until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11. There is no primary for these positions. All candidates who file will be on the city’s November general election ballot.

For the city council, two four-year councilor positions and the two-year mayoral seat will be on the ballot. Incumbents are Councilors Tim Kennedy and Craig Schulte and Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux. There is a filing fee of $2 to run for city office. For information about filing for city offices from the Minnesota Secretary of State, click here.

WTIP Community Radio has heard from one city official—Tim Kennedy, a Grand Marais city councilor, who has announced that he will not be running for re-election.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence spoke with Kennedy about his time on the council and his advice to someone thinking of stepping up to be part of local government.

In related news, the filing period is the same for the School District 166 school board and the North Shore Health hospital district board, July 28 to August 11.