(LINO LAKES) – Four people have filed to run for the Lino Lakes City Council seat that will be vacated once Council Member Rob Rafferty takes over as mayor in the new year.
The filing period ended on Tuesday, and Tony Cavegn, Teresa O’Connell, Donovan McGuire, and Nathan Vojtech have officially filed to run.
Cavegn ran unsuccessfully for mayor in November, and received 39.5% of the votes to Rafferty’s 45.82%. O’Connell ran unsuccessfully for the two open city council seats, garnering more than 11% of the votes.
McGuire ran unsuccessfully for the opening for District Six on the Anoka County Board of Commissioners, with only 1% of the vote.
Lino Lakes Mayor Jeff Reinert and former Spring Lake Park Mayor Cindy Hansen won November’s primary and face each other in the special election for the county seat on February 11, the same day as the city’s special election.
The winner of the city council election will join a re-made council, with Rafferty as mayor, former council member Christopher Lyden, and newcomer Michael Ruhland taking council seats after defeating incumbents Michael Manthey and Melissa Maher in the November election.
The last city council meeting with the current council line-up is Monday, December 23 at 6:30 p.m.