St. Paul council candidates line up

The candidate filings are in, and St. Paul's 2015 city council election looks to have some wards with crowded races.

The candidate filing for city council and school district elections without a primary has closed.

In Ward 5, which represents a portion of the East Side's Payne-Phalen and Railroad Island neighborhoods, incumbent Amy Brendmoen faces two opponents, both of whom happen to be named David: David J. Glass, and David Sullivan-Nightengale.

Glass notably ran the restaurant Black Bear Crossings at the Lake Como Pavillion, until the city did not renew the business' lease.

In Ward 6, which represents parts of Payne-Phalen and the Greater East Side, long-time incumbent Dan Bostrom will face two challengers, Kevin T. Bradley and Edward Davis.

In Ward 7, however, Jane Prince will run unopposed for the council seat that was once held by Public Works director Kathy Lantry.

There's no primary for this year's council elections.

Meanwhile, the St. Paul school board race shows some familiar faces, both in incumbents and challengers, but mostly fresh faces.

Incumbent Keith Hardy will seek another term, while frequent challenger Greg Copeland will again be on the ballot

Other candidates include Aaron Anthony Benner, Zuki Ellis, Linda Freeman, Steve Marchese, Scott Raskiewicz, Jon Schumacher, and Mary Vanderwert.

The nine candidates are vying for four spots on the school board.

— Patrick Larkin


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