by Dennis Dalman
Four Sartell residents have filed for two open seats on the Sartell City Council, the outcome of which will be decided in the general election, Nov. 8.
Mayor Ryan Fitzthum filed for re-election and will be running unopposed.
Council members who filed are incumbent Tim Elness, as well as Bradley Gunderson, Stacy Lundeen and Jed Meyer. Elness has served a first term of four years on the council.
The seats that are open are Elness’s seat and the seat now occupied by Jeff Kolb, who did not file for re-election.
The other members of the current council are Alex Lewandowski and Jill Smith, both elected in 2020 to four-year terms.
More information about the candidates will be published by the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader as the election approaches.