Hilgart, Mathison vie for at-large seat in otherwise dormant city elections
It looks to be a quiet election season for the city of Brainerd—just one contested seat; otherwise it's the same faces in the same places.
Political hopefuls could file for elected offices for the city of Brainerd between May 22 and Tuesday, June 5. While the city has seen hotly contested elections involving numbers of candidates in the past, this year features only one contested race, barring write-in candidates—alderman at-large, between incumbent Sue Hilgart and challenger Christopher Mathison.
More than three candidates would instigate a primary, so in this two-way race voters will have until the Nov. 6 general election to determine who is the better candidate for the seat.
Brainerd City Council candidates
The following have filed for elected offices in the city of Brainerd:
• For mayor, incumbent Ed Menk filed June 4.
• For alderman Ward 2, incumbent Kelly Bevans filed May 22.
• For alderman Ward 4, incumbent Gabe Johnson filed May 22.
• For alderman at-large, incumbent Sue Hilgart filed May 23 and challenger Christopher Mathison filed May 30.