Candidate Filing Information

Notice of Filing


To qualify for elective office a candidate must:

  • Be qualified to vote
  • Be at least 21 years of age on the date he or she would assume office
  • Be a resident of the city and of any ward he or she seeks to represent, or will become a resident therein at least 30 days before the election
  • Have no other affidavit on file for any other elected office
  • Pay a $5 filing fee
  • File an Affidavit of Candidacy form in the office of the City Clerk
  • Complete and file the public disclosure statement prescribed by the city’s ethics ordinance
  • Complete and file Campaign Finance Reports

If elected, candidates must further qualify for office by taking and filing an oath of office.

City offices open for election

  • One council member at-large (4-year term)
  • One council member First Ward (4-year term)
  • One council member Fourth Ward (4-year term)

Filing period

The 2022 candidate filing period:

  • Opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • Closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

City Hall will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.

Documents to file

2022 Candidate Filing Packet

You must turn in your filing fee and documents to the City Clerk's Office no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 31. Documents must be notarized. Documents submitted after this time will not be accepted.

Making an appointment to file

If you would like to make an appointment to file, please contact the City Clerk's office to schedule a time:

City Clerk's Office
Email Lynette Peterson

Filing location

City Clerk’s Office
Northfield City Hall
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
Email Lynette Peterson

Withdrawing from the election

A candidate may withdraw from the election by filing an affidavit of withdrawal with the City Clerk no later than 5 p.m. two day after the last day for filing affidavits of candidacy. Thereafter, no candidate may file an affidavit of withdrawal.

2022 Candidate Filings

2022 Candidate Filings

2020 candidates and campaign finance information

Name Candidate Affidavit Campaign Finance Report 
Brad Ness, At Large Ness affidavit 2020 10.28.2020; Cert. of Filing
David DeLong, Ward 2 DeLong affidavit 2020 10.25.2020; Final; Cert. of Filing
Rhonda Pownell, Mayor Pownell affidavit 2020 12.03.2020; Cert. of Filing; 01.14.2022 Final
Ricky A. Livingston, At Large Livingston affidavit 2020  
Jon Denison, Mayor Denison affidavit 2020  
George Zuccolotto, Ward 3 Zuccolotto affidavit 2020 11.03.2020; Cert. of Filing
Donald Stager, Ward 3 Stager affidavit 2020  11.11.2020; Cert. of Filing
Jami Reister, Ward 2 Reister affidavit 2020  11.02.2020; Cert. of Filing
David Ludescher, Mayor Ludescher affidavit 2020  08.17.2020; 10.16.2020

2018 candidates and campaign finance information

Name Candidate Affidavit Campaign Finance Report
Greg Colby, At Large Colby affidavit 2018 10.27.2018; Final
Jon Denison, Ward 4 Denison affidavit 2018  
Clarice Grabau, At Large Grabau affidavit 2018 05.23.2018; 10.25.2018; Final
Suzie Nakasian, Ward 1 Nakasian affidavit 2018 Final
Jessica Peterson White, Ward 4 Peterson White affidavit 2018 Final
Cannon River Civic Center Adv. Comm.   09.04.2018; 10.25.2018; Final

2017 City Council candidates campaign finance information

Name Candidate Affidavit Campaign Finance Report
Greg Colby Colby affidavit 2017 10/26/2017; Final; Cert. of Filing
Jon Denison Denison affidavit 2017 Cert. of Filing
Don McGee McGee affidavit 2017 Cert. of Filing

2016 mayoral and City Council candidates campaign finance information