Ramsey County Board Chair McDonough statement on notice of resignation from Commissioner Blake Huffman
This evening [May 8, 2019] the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners received notice from Commissioner Blake Huffman that he is resigning from the board effective June 1, 2019.
On behalf of the Ramsey County Board, we recognize this difficult decision as best for our community, our organization and for Commissioner Huffman and his family.
Blake Huffman was first elected in 2012 to represent District 1 (Arden Hills, Gem Lake, North Oaks, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Township and parts of Mounds View, Spring Lake Park and Blaine) on the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners. He was reelected in 2016.
By law, a special election will be required to fill the office of Ramsey County Commissioner representing District 1 until the current term expires in 2020. There are questions relating to process and scheduling of the special election that the County Board - in consultation with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office - will deliberate and resolve promptly in the weeks ahead.
We commit to complete transparency throughout this process, beginning with discussion and action at our board meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. At that meeting, the board will vote on appointments to fill committee assignments Commissioner Huffman currently holds and will take up other business related to the resignation.
Chair, Ramsey County Board of Commissioners