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Credit River Township Special Election Held May 11

Updated: May 14

Update: Unofficial election results show that Christopher Kostik has been elected as the first mayor of the City of Credit River, Brent Lawrence and Leroy Schommer have been elected to city council terms continuing through 2024, and Alan Novak and Andrew Stevens have been elected to city council terms continuing through 2022.


Background Information


Credit River Township occupies the eastern edge of Scott County to the south of Savage, west of Lakeville, and southeast of Prior Lake. A special election will be held on Tuesday, May 11, as part of the township's process of being incorporated as the City of Credit River. Offices that will be on the ballot include mayor and four city council seats and a copy of the sample ballot is available here. The mayor will be elected to a term continuing through 2022, while council members will be elected to staggered terms continuing through 2022 and 2024.

A total of 13 candidates filed for the open positions, including three candidates for mayor, five candidates for the two city council terms continuing through 2024, and five candidates for the two city council terms continuing through 2022. A candidate forum was held on April 26:



Below are links to the affidavit of candidacy filed by each candidate and any website, if known.


Mayor


City Council Term Through 2024 (two seats)


City Council Term Through 2022 (two seats)


Additional information is available via an April 28 KMSP story, an April 15 Sun Thisweek story, an April 14 Southwest News Media article, an April 2 Star Tribune article, a March 24 Southwest News Media article, and Credit River Township's website.

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