State Senate District 43 has a busy race this election cycle, with three candidates vying for the seat. Candidates include Independence Party-endorsed Chris Belflower, DFL-endorsed incumbent Chuck Wiger and Republican-endorsed Bob Zick.
At least one new face will soon be on the Oakdale City Council. Five candidates are vying for the two open Oakdale council seats that are currently held by Kristen Cici and Paul Reinke, though only Cici is running for another term.
This year’s Lauderdale City Council election is partially a reshuffling: A current council member is running unopposed for mayor, and the current mayor, after 25 years in office, is running for one of two open council seats.