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Mayor and City Council
Brooklyn Center is served by a Mayor and four at-large City Council members who are each elected to serve four-year terms and have one equal vote when deciding an issue. City Council elections take place in even-numbered election years. 

Filing for Office
The following forms are required to be recorded with the City Clerk when filing for office and are available at City Hall during business hours. Filing for office runs 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 19 through Tuesday, June 2 at 5:00 p.m. To file for office, candidates will need to contact the City Clerk to arrange an appointment. Candidate's can email or call 763-569-3306 to schedule a time.  

If more than twice the number of individuals to be election as Council Member (more than 4 persons) file for office, a municipal primary will be held on August 11, 2020, to nominate candidates for the November 3, 2020 General Election.

Upon receiving a completed Affidavit of Candidacy and the payment of a filing fee of $25 by a potential candidate or filing by the petition of 50 registered voters on behalf of the candidate, the Clerk shall certify the eligibility of the candidate and place the name of the candidate upon the election ballot with out partisan designation. 

An Affidavit of Candidacy, along with the $25 filing fee or Petition in Place of Filing Fee, must be filed in the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 6301 Shingle Creek Parkway.

Qualifications for Filing Affidavit of Candidacy
An Affidavit of Candidacy for municipal office is obtained from and filed with the City Clerk. An Affidavit of Candidate shall state the name of the office sought and shall state that the candidate:

  • Is an eligible voter*
  • has no other Affidavit on file as a candidate for any office at the same primary or next ensuring general election; and
  • is, or will be on assuming office, 21 years of age or more, and will have maintained residence in Brooklyn Center for 30 days before the General Election. (M.S. 204B.06, subd.1)
* eligible voter as defined in M..S. 201.014, subd. 1, is an individual who meets the following requirements at the time of the election:
  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a citizen of the United States; and
  • maintain residence in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding the election.

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Barb Suciu
City Clerk
763-569-3306


Filings as of 5/21/2020

Name                                                      Date Filed
Goyah, Sizi 05/19/2020  
Daniels, Alfreda 05/19/2020
Dahdal, Faisal Zuhair 05/21/2020
Butler, Marquita 05/28/2020 Lawrence-Anderson, Kris 06/01/2020 Suste, Christine 06/01/2020 Xiong, Leng 06/01/2020