Lisa Jacobson, Hollies Winston Win Brooklyn Park Special Election Primary
Hollies Winston and Lisa Jacobson will advance to the special election for mayor of Brooklyn Park on August 10. Hollies Winston collected the most votes with 1854 and Lisa Jacobson had 1291.
The winning candidate in August will fill the remaining time in Jeff Lunde’s term. Lunde resigned in January after winning an election to represent District 1 on the Hennepin County Board, leaving two years on his term.
Turnout in the primary was projected to be low. As of last week, clerk Devin Montero said around 1,000 votes had been cast and he projected turnout to be around 15 percent.
Total Votes in All Precincts
- Lisa Jacobson: 1291
- Yelena S. Kurdyumova: 26
- Mark Mata: 817
- Boyd Morson: 348
- Benjamin Osemenam: 196
- Wynfred Russell: 291
- Hollies Winston: 1854
Total Votes: 4830
Seven candidates filed for Brooklyn Park mayor following a Feb. 16 deadline to do so. As a result, there will be a primary election in addition to the special election.
The candidates include:
- Lisa Jacobson
- Yelena Kurdyumova
- Mark Mata
- Boyd Morson
- Benjamin Osemenam
- Wynfred Russell
- Hollies Winston
Jacobson, Morson and Russell currently serve on the Brooklyn Park City Council. Mata previously served on the council, but chose not to run for re-election last fall. Kurdyumova, Osemenam and Winston have all previously run for city office in Brooklyn Park.
Brooklyn Park Mayoral Candidates Square off in Forum, Primary is April 13
There are seven candidates who have filed to run for Brooklyn Park mayor. The primary is scheduled for April 13 and the special election will be August 10.
Candidates participated in a forum at city hall Tuesday night.
The candidates are running to replace Jeff Lunde, who won election to serve on the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners. Lunde vacated his mayoral seat with nearly two years left on his term. Winston lost to Lunde in 2018.
The special primary election will be held Tuesday, April 13. The special election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 10.