Brooklyn Park: Council Sworn In, Special Election for Mayor Set
The first meeting of the year for the Brooklyn Park City Council kicked off with the swearing in of a new council member and two returning council members.
Lisa Jacobson and Susan Pha were both re-elected in November and were sworn in with their families by their side. It is the second term for both council members.
Boyd Morson is the new face on the city council. He won election to represent the Central District and also was flanked by family members during his oath. Morson is a veteran.
Special Election for Mayor
Approving a resolution calling for a special election to fill the office of mayor was also on the agenda. Jeffrey Lunde submitted his resignation in December, after winning the District 1 seat on the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners. The council accepted the resignation and declared a vacancy on Jan. 3.
Because more than 365 days or more remain in Lunde’s term, the city charter calls for city council to order a special election to fill the rest of the term.
The earliest date that the city could hold a special election would be April 13, unless more than two candidates file for office, which would trigger a primary election. If that is the case, the primary election would be April 13 and the earliest date the city could conduct the special election would be Aug. 10.