St. Joseph Mayor Rick Schultz says he’s running for another term. He will face at least one challenger. City Council member Anne Buckvold says she filed for the post too.
“I love this place,” Schultz wrote in a statement. “I love being St. Joseph’s mayor. It is profoundly enjoyable and engaging, while at the same time, one of the most difficult and sometimes frustrating positions I have ever held. I have done my best to listen, engage and prioritize the needs and wants of our community.”
Buckvold was appointed to the council in May 2018 to fill a vacancy after Matt Killam resigned. She was elected to a full four-year term in November 2018, receiving the most votes in a three-way race for two seats.
Schultz was first elected mayor in 2010. He was re-elected in 2018 without opposition.
“This has been a most difficult year; with circumstances many have never witnessed,” Schultz wrote. “Seasoned, experienced leadership during difficult times, leads to stable, expected and rational outcomes.”
The filing period opened July 28 and runs until Aug. 11. St. Joseph voters will elect a mayor for a two-year term and two City Council members for four-year terms.