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Ward 3 and Ward 4 City Council vacancies to be filled by special election

Candidates may file now through August 12 at 5 pm

Post Date:07/31/2019 12:20 pm

Third Ward Moorhead City Council Member Joel Paulsen and Fourth Ward Moorhead City Council Member Steve Gehrtz have submitted notices resigning their City Council seats. Mr. Gehrtz citing business demands and Mr. Paulsen citing incompatibility with his new employment.

The City of Moorhead will hold a special election to fill both vacant seats on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The successful candidate for each ward seat will serve through the remainder of the term (December 31, 2020).  

Election filing:  The filing deadline for City Council candidates is August 12 at 5 pm. Candidate requirements, forms, and other details are available at (search “election”)  

Questions? Contact the Moorhead City Clerk, 218.299.5304.


Lisa Bode, Governmental Affairs Director, 218.299.5372


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