Candidate filing opens for 2 Champlin Council seats, mayoral seat

The period of time in which interested residents may file for positions on the Champlin City Council begins Tuesday, July 31 and close Tuesday, Aug. 14 and 5 p.m.


The mayoral seat and two city council seats, in Ward 3 and 4 respectively, are open for the coming general election. The Mayor is an at-large position with a 2-year term. Council seats in Ward 3 and Ward 4 are 4-year terms. The Mayor is paid $9,550 per year. Councilmembers are paid $6,610 per year.

The city council meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Work sessions are held as early as 5:45 p.m. The city council serves as the Economic Development Authority (EDA) and their meetings are also held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month either immediately prior or immediately following the regular council meeting.

Incumbent Mayor Mark Uglem will not be running for re-election as he is seeking candidacy in House Dist. 36A.

Council member Greg Payer’s term on the council expires Dec. 31, 2012 leaving his seat as one of the two open seats on the council. Payer will not be running for re-election as he is seeking the office of mayor. Council Member ArMand Nelson’s term also expires at the end of the year. He has not officially announced his candidacy for re-election.  He has not announced his intentions to date.


Candidates must fill out an Affidavit of Candidacy, pay a $5 filing fee and provide a statement of economic interest. This statement is use within 14 days of signing the affidavit. Affidavits are available at Champlin City Hall, 11955 Champlin Drive, during regular business hours, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be special hours on Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The withdrawal deadline is Thursday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m. For more information contact the City Clerk Roberta Colotti at [email protected] or 763-923-7111.


The General Election will take place Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Absentee voting for the General Election begins Sept. 21, Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Absentee voting will be Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.