Candidacy and Campaign Information
In Minnesota, candidates are placed on a ballot after they file for office. The most common way to file for office is to complete an affidavit of candidacy and pay a filing fee to the appropriate filing officer during the two-week filing period.
In conjunction with the State General Election, East Bethel will hold its municipal election on November 8, 2022. East Bethel voters will elect the Mayor and two Councilmembers At Large at the November General Election.
Due to the resignation of a Councilmember in 2021, East Bethel voters will also elect one additional Councilmember At Large to fill the remainder of the 2020-2024 term.
The term for the mayoral office is two years beginning January 2, 2023 and ending December 31, 2024. Terms for the Council positions are four years beginning January 1, 2023 and ending December 31, 2026.
Candidate names will be added below as Affidavits of Candidacy are completed, and biographies are received. Click on a name to read the bio each candidate submitted.
Council Member (at large)
Council Member (at large) - Special Election, partial term
Filing for Local Races
East Bethel does not have the option for a primary election, so the Candidate Filing Period for city offices will be open on Tuesday, August 2 through August 16, 2022, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. All candidate filings must be received by Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 5:00 PM. The filing fee is $5 and is non-refundable.
Candidates must be:
- At least 21 years of age upon assuming office;
- a resident of the district for at least 30 days before the general election;
- eligible to vote; and
- not filed for any other office at the upcoming general election.
Filings for the following City offices will be on the ballot:
- Mayor (two-year term)
- two Council members at large (four-year term)
- one Council member at large (to fill the remainder of the 2020-2024 term, 2022 election only)
All candidates must file an Affidavit of Candidacy for office. Candidates must state that the name listed on their affidavit is their true name by which they are commonly known in the community. A candidate phone number is required. Affidavits must be signed in the presence of a notary or an individual authorized to administer oaths. Staff of the East Bethel City Hall can perform this function free of charge.
Filing by mail or delivery/drop box (to the right of the front doors):
East Bethel City Hall
Attn: Election Coordinator
2241 221st Avenue NE
East Bethel, MN 55011
Filing in person:
Please stop in at City Hall during regular business hours.
The changes to candidate filing in 2020 allowing for electronic candidate filings applied only for the 2020 election cycle. Electronic submission is not permitted for 2022.
If after filing you decide you no longer wish to run for office, you must file an Affidavit of Withdrawal no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022. The names of all candidates who do not file an Affidavit of Withdrawal before the deadline will appear on the ballot – no exceptions. The filing fee is non-refundable.
Candidate Filing Materials
- Complete Candidate Filing Packet for East Bethel (PDF)
- Affidavit of Candidacy (This is what needs to be submitted to the Elections Coordinator by August 16, 2022 along with a $5 filing fee.)
Campaign Finance Reports
Per the requirements in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 211A, any Campaign Finance Reports filed by Mayoral or Council Member candidates are available for public review. Campaign financial reports are available in PDF format. The years listed below represent when a report was submitted.