Duluth 2023 General Election Primer

Duluth’s municipal and school board general election is Nov. 7. Items on the ballot vary depending on which precinct voters live. Below is a rundown of all races in the city.

A map of precincts divided into city council districts is available at duluthmn.gov. To find specific polling locations and which races are on the ballot in those locations go to pollfinder.sos.state.mn.

Early voting begins Sept. 22. Citizens can vote in person in the city clerk’s office at Duluth City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The clerk’s office will also be open the Saturday before Election Day, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Duluth Mayor
Roger Reinert
Emily Larson

At-large Duluth City Councilors
(Two positions; top two candidates will be elected)
Jenna Yeakle
Miranda Pacheco
Lynn Marie Nephew
Arik Forsman

First District Duluth City Councilor
Timothy Meyer
Wendy Durrwachter

Third District Duluth City Councilor
Roz Randorf (unopposed)

Fourth District Duluth City Councilor
Tara Swenson
Howie Hanson

Fifth District Duluth City Councilor
Janet Kennedy
Ginka Tarnowski

At-large Duluth School Board Member
Alanna Oswald
Stephanie Williams

District Two Duluth School Board Member
Sarah Mikesell (unopposed)

District Three Duluth School Board Member
Henry Banks
Loren Martell

Independent School District #709 Question 1
Approval of School District Bond Referendum

Shall Independent School District No. 709 (Duluth) be authorized to issue its general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $21,800,000 to provide funds to refinance, for general fund operational savings, the District’s Refunding Certificates of Participation, Series 2019A, dated May 29, 2019, and Refunding Certificates of Participation, Series 2021B, dated March 9, 2021 both of which financed improvements to and equipment for the District’s facilities throughout the District? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

Independent School District #709 Question 2
Approval of School District’s Capital Project Levy

The School Board of Independent School District No. 709 (Duluth) has proposed a capital project levy authorization of 4.687% times the net tax capacity of the School District. The proposed capital project levy authorization will raise approximately $5,290,455.87 for taxes payable in 2024, the first year it is to be levied, and would be authorized for ten years. The estimated total cost of the projects to be funded over that time period is approximately $52,904,558.70. The additional revenue from the proposed capital project levy authorization will provide funds for the acquisition, installation, replacement, support and maintenance of software, software licenses, computers, improved technology equipment, networks, infrastructure and costs of technology related personnel and training. Shall the capital project levy proposed by the School Board of Independent School District No. 709 (Duluth) be approved? BY VOTING “YES” ON THIS BALLOT QUESTION, YOU ARE VOTING FOR A PROPERTY TAX INCREASE.

3 Comments

accipiterbuteo

about 7 months ago

Impendent.

thought it was a typo, but no....?

Paul Lundgren

about 7 months ago

Typo.

Now a corrected typo.

accipiterbuteo

about 7 months ago

Thanks Paul.  Impendent also works because its coming soon to a voting booth near you.

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