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Running for City Council

Have you ever thought of becoming a City Councilmember? Councilmembers are the legislative body for the City and set the City's mission, vision, and values. The Council adopts ordinances, approves development, and sets the City's budget, long range capital plan, and annual levy (taxes). Councilmembers review street improvement plans as well as plans to improve the Cambridge Municipal Airport and Northbound Liquor. City staff manage the day to day activities of the City along with policy and ordinance implementation.

City Councilmembers are elected by the residents of Cambridge.Qualifications to serve are:

  • Eligible to vote in Minnesota;

  • You have not filed for the same or any other office at the upcoming primary or general election;

  • You are, or will be on assuming office, 21 years of age or more; and

  • You have maintained residence in this district for at least 30 days before the general election.

  • You meet any other qualifications for this office as prescribed by law

Interested persons need to file an affidavit of candidacy for office beginning on May 19, 2020. The filing period ends at 5:00 pm on June 2, 2020. Two council seats are up for election in 2020. Filing fee is $15.00. A candidate can file:

  • in person at City Hall
  • by mail - return the form and filing fee to 300 3rd Ave NE, Cambridge, MN 55008
  • by fax - fax the form to 763-689-6801 and mail in your $15 filing fee prior to the June 2 deadline
  • by email - email the form to lwoulfe@ci.cambridge.mn.us and mail in your $15 filing fee prior to the June 2 deadline

 Click here for the form to file for election to City Council.

Click here for the campaign finance manual.

Click here for the campaign finance report form.

 Why should you run for City Council?

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Primary Election
General Election
Polls Open

Precinct 1 covers all properties that are north of Highway 95 and all properties west of the railroad tracks.  This covers the neighborhoods of Goldenwood, Pine Village, Heritage Greens, High school area, primary school area, downtown area, West Oaks, and properties north of City Hall.

For more details click on the Precinct Map

Precinct 1 voters vote at the Cambridge Fire Department located at 300 3rd Avenue NE.


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