4 Candidates File for Duluth Council

Posted at: 07/02/2013 6:08 PM
Updated at: 07/02/2013 10:50 PM

Four candidates filed to run for four seats on the Duluth City Council as filing opened Tuesday.

Patrick Boyle is seeking re-election in the second district and Howie Hanson is running in the fourth.  Zack Filipovich and Eric Meyer filed for the two at-large seats on the council that are up for election.

Filipovich and Meyer both held press conferences announcing their campaigns Tuesday.  "I will focus on economic development, streets and infrastructure and community safety because our citizens deserve an in depth and thoughtful discussion, and because improvement is an ongoing process," Filipovich said.

"I want to introduce 21st century solutions for 21st century problems. We're kind of going, We're kind of doing business as usual to some extent," Meyer said.  "There are new ways to solve these problems I guess."

Filipovich and Meyer both graduated from UMD in 2012.  Filipovich is a Duluth native, while Meyer says he has lived in Duluth for six years and plays to stay for the rest of his life.

Potential candidates have until July 16 to file with the city.  If necessary, primary elections will be held Sept. 10.  The general election will be Nov. 4.