On January 24, 2018 Ward 4 Councilmember Russ Stark announced that he will be stepping down from his position to take a job in Mayor Carter’s office. First and foremost, the Saint Paul DFL would like to thank Councilmember Stark for his ten years of service to the residents of Ward 4 and the city of Saint Paul. His collaborative, calm leadership will be missed on the council.
A special election for the Ward 4 Council Seat will be held later in 2018. The Saint Paul DFL will be holding a special endorsing convention to endorse a candidate. The date for that convention will be set Tuesday, February 13th at 6PM the Saint Paul DFL Central Committee Meeting (held at the Minnesota DFL Headquaters- 255 Plato Blvd). At this meeting pre-convention committees will also be set. This meeting is open to the public. This is in accordance with the Saint Paul DFL Constitution:
Section 1: The Saint Paul DFL Central Committee shall issue the Call for all special endorsing commissions (conventions) and caucuses provided for in this Constitution.
Additionally, in accordance with the constitution, the delegates and alternates for the convention will be those elected to the last ward convention in 2017. Anyone who moved out of the ward will not be eligible. Any person elected a delegate or alternate elected in another St. Paul ward who moved to a precinct in this ward, will be listed as the lowest ranked alternate in their new precinct.
Check back after February 13th for more details or email Libby Kantner with questions.