Who's running for St. Paul City Council in 2023
The 2023 election is set to shake up the St. Paul City Council.
The big picture: Four out of seven seats on the council will be open this November. Departing members include Council President Amy Brendmoen.
Why it matters: The council approves the city's budget, which clocked in at $781.5 million for 2023, and weighs ordinances and resolutions that impact residents' lives.
What to watch: Battles for open seats — and the eventual council president election — could shift political dynamics on the council.
Zoom in: Here's a look at who is running so far, based on announcements tracked by Axios.
Neighborhoods: Frogtown, Summit-University, North End, Snelling-Hamline, and Lexington-Hamline.
State of play: Open — Council Member Russel Balenger agreed not to run for re-election when he was appointed to fill the seat vacated by Council Member Dai Thao.
Neighborhoods: West 7th Street, the West Side, Summit Hill, Railroad Island, Lowertown, and the Downtown business district.
State of play: Council Member Rebecca Noecker is running for re-election.
Neighborhoods: Highland Park and most of Macalester-Groveland.
State of play: Open — Council Member Chris Tolbert is not running for re-election.
Neighborhoods: Hamline-Midway, Merriam Park, Saint Anthony Park, and parts of Mac-Groveland and Como.
State of play: Council Member Mitra Jalali is running for re-election.
Neighborhoods: The North-Central ward includes Como, North End, Payne-Phalen, and Railroad Island.
State of play: Open — Council President Amy Brendmoen is not running for re-election.
Neighborhoods: The East Side ward includes Frost Lake, Hayden Heights, Hazel Park, Payne/Phalen, Phalen Village, and Prosperity.
State of play: Council Member Nelsie Yang is running for re-election.
Neighborhoods: Dayton's Bluff, Mounds Park, Swede Hollow, Battle Creek, Highwood, Conway, and Eastview.
State of play: Open — Council Member Jane Prince is not running for re-election.
Editors' note: This story will be updated with additional candidates and information as the election nears.
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