St. Michael city councilmember, Matt Kammann, resigned from the council last week. Kammann won a seat on the council during the Nov. 2016 election, and he has served for 19 months. Kammann is also the owner of Dunn Brothers in St. Michael.
Kammann and his family are moving to Otsego, making him ineligible to serve on St. Michael’s council. He beat out four other candidates for one of two open city council seats in 2016.
“Being a local business owner and a local elected official is not easy, and Matt did a great job to support and promote the needs of the St. Michael community,” said St. Michael city administrator, Steve Bot.
In his place, the council appointed planning commissioner Tom Hamilton to temporarily fill the vacant seat, and then appointed Joe Hagerty to serve on the planning commission in Hamilton’s place. The city will hold a special election for the 2-year vacancy during the regular election on Nov. 6. Candidates for this seat are Joe Hagerty and Douglas Wilson.
In addition, St. Michael residents’ November ballot will also include elections for two 4-year city council seats. Three candidates have filed for these spots, including Nadine Schoen, Cody Gulick and Ryan Gleason. North Wright County Today will provide more information on the candidates as the election nears.
North Wright County Today reached out to Kammann for comment on his resignation but did not receive a response.