The filing period for persons interested in running for most public office in Minnesota in 2014 opens today (Tuesday, May 20); the filing period ends Tuesday, June 3.
Candidates for federal, state, county and some local offices must file for office during this period for their names to appear on the ballot.
Candidate filing requirements vary depending on the office, whether the candidate is a member of a major or minor political party or an independent, and whether the office is partisan or nonpartisan.
Locally, Hutchinson Mayor Steve Cook has announced he’s running for another term, as is City Councilor Mary Christensen. Councilor Bill Arndt has not determined if he’s running.
City Councilor Gary Forcier has announced he’s running for the Mayoral position.