Lunde, Winston on ballot for Brooklyn Park Mayor
Tuesday’s primary election narrowed the candidates running for mayor of Brooklyn Park to two, down from four.
Yelena Kurdyumova and Benard Muko lost their bids for the November ballot, leaving incumbent Jeffrey Lunde and challenger Hollies Winston on the ticket.
“Taxes are too high.”
Winston, a 7 year resident of Brooklyn Park, wants to reduce residential tax increases, bring jobs to the city, and end tax breaks for large businesses.
“Property taxes have risen 30 percent over the last 7 years,” says Winston. “That’s something that as soon as I get in I have to find ways to push those down.”
“The city is working.”
Lunde, now serving his second term as mayor, counters the city is attracting large businesses with other incentives, not tax breaks – a claim Winston refutes – and that city services cost money which must be paid for through taxes.
Lunde says he’s running on his record – that the city is working well now, and he’d like to keep working on the projects started during his first two terms: “We’re still talking about public safety, we’re talking about development, really starting to talk about livability issues like affordability, making sure houses are out there for everyone.”
The two candidates will face off in the general election on November 6. Keep checking CCX Media for continuing coverage of the races in the Northwest Metro.