There are seven St. Michael residents vying for the two open St. Michael City Council seats this election.
With two seats open on council this year, and incumbents Chris Schumm and Joe Marx not running for re-election, there will be two new faces on come 2017.
The candidates are: Richard Brown, David Dayon, Heather Janiski, Matthew Kammann, Layne Roschen, Keith Wettschreck and Lee Winans.
Current city council member Nadine Schoen and former council member Kevin Kasel are running for mayor to fill current mayor Jerry Zachman’s seat. If Schoen is elected, the city of St. Michael can determine how to fill her remaining council term. In the past, councils have opted to appoint someone or to choose the candidate who had the next highest amount of votes.
North Wright County Today will be contacting the candidates in the coming weeks and highlighting them in future articles.