7 Candidates File for Brooklyn Park Mayor, Primary to Be Held April 13
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.
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.