Special Election - Commissioner District 1

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Commissioner Blake Huffman notified the Ramsey County Board of his resignation from office, effective June 1, 2019. 

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. 

This page will contain all updates as that process progresses.

Ramsey County Board Chair McDonough statement on notice of resignation from Commissioner Blake Huffman

June 4 update

The candidate filing opened June 4 and closes on June 18, 2019 at 5 p.m. 

See current candidate filings 
(from MN Secretary of State web site)

May 21 update

At their May 21 board meeting, commissioners voted to approve the proposed special election schedule for Ramsey County Commissioner for District 1. Ramsey County issued a media release and additional communications sharing the schedule. 

Read the media release 

May 16 update

On Tuesday, May 21, the board of commissioners will vote on a proposed schedule for the special election. The proposed dates include the general election on November 5, 2019 and August 13, 2019 for the primary election.

Read the Request for Board Action