Candidate filings

For the public record, we publish all candidate filings for office.

Affidavit of candidacy

To run for office, a candidate must file an affidavit of candidacy.  On this form, a candidate:

  • States their name as it is to be written on the ballot.
  • Affirms that it is their true name or the name by which they are commonly known in the community. 
  • Lists their public contact information and website. Candidates can request that their residential address be classified as private data.

For offices with a party affiliation, the form also states the candidate's political party.

Candidate filings for 2020

Here are the candidates for 2020 local elections:

Minneapolis Special Election - City Council Ward 6 candidates

  • AJ Awed
  • Abdirizak Bihi
  • Michael P. Dougherty
  • Sara Mae Engberg
  • K Hassan
  • Mohamoud Hassan
  • Nebiha Mohammed
  • Suud Olat
  • Jamal Osman
  • Alex Palacios
  • Joshua Scheunemann
  • Saciido Shaie

See Ward 6 Special Election affidavits of candidacy

School Board Member at Large (1 seat) candidates

  • William Awe
  • Lynne Crockett
  • Michael Dueñes
  • Kim Ellison
  • Doug Mann

See School Board Member at Large (1 seat) affidavits of candidacy

School Board Member District 2 candidates

  • Sharon EL-Amin
  • KerryJo Felder

See School Board Member District 2 affidavits of candidacy

School Board Member District 4 candidates

  • Adriana Cerrillo
  • Christa Mims
  • Ken Shain

See School Board Member District 4 affidavits of candidacy

School Board Member District 6 candidate

  • Ira Jourdain

See School Board Member District 6 affidavits of candidacy

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