City of Prior Lake, MN
City of Prior Lake, MN

Thompson and Erickson Win City Council Seats

The 2018 General Election was Tuesday, Nov. 6 which had two City Council seats open due to the expiring terms of current members Mike McGuire and Annette Thompson. McGuire chose not to run again leaving this year’s candidates to include incumbent Annette Thompson, former council member Warren Erickson and Planning Commission member David Tieman. Thompson was re-elected and won the four-year term with 43% of the vote. Erickson received 62 more votes than Tieman to regain his seat which he held from 2005 – 2012. Results will not be official until the City Council canvases the results during their Nov. 13 special City Council meeting.

The Mayoral and two Council seats held by Kirt Briggs, Zach Braid and Kevin Burkart will expire at the end of 2020. The Prior Lake City Council adopted even-year elections in 2006 to save money, allow City elections to correspond with state and national elections, and allow more people to participate in the process.

There were 16,881 ballots cast with Precinct 5 having the best voter turnout at 17%. Precinct 5 boundaries include CH 42 to the north, CH 83 to the west, CH 82 to the south and CH 21 to the east. Precinct 6B in the northwest region of the City had the lowest turnout with less than 10% casting a ballot. Please visit the Prior Lake City Council webpage or the Secretary of State website to see all the results.

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