Filing period for city elections to begin Aug. 2

Candidates may file until Aug. 16 at 5 p.m.

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WORTHINGTON — The filing period for Worthington city elections will open Aug. 2, during which time candidates will submit affidavits of candidacy with the city clerk for the Tuesday, Nov. 8 election.

This year, an election will be held for the mayoral seat, currently occupied by Mike Kuhle, who has announced he will not seek reelection. Council seats for the first and second ward — respectively held by Larry Janssen and Alaina Kolpin — are also up for election. All are four-year terms.

The filing period ends at 5 p.m. Aug. 16. Affidavits can be filed at Worthington City Hall, 303 Ninth Street, for a fee of $5.

Candidates must be 21 years of age or older upon assuming office and be a resident of the district for 30 days prior to the election. Candidates must also be eligible voters and may not file for more than one upcoming election at a time.

Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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