Filing for Office

The City of Fridley has 2 offices on the November 2016 ballot for the Fridley City Council:
The Offices of Mayor and Councilmember At Large

Filing Time Period

Filings for these offices closed May 31, 2016.

Candidates who filed for the Office of Mayor are:
  • Scott Lund
  • Drew Schuette
Candidates who filed for the Office of Councilmember at Large are:
  •   Bob Barnette
  •   Dave Ostwald
  •   Shanna Larson
  •   John Anderson
As four candidates have filed for the Office of Councilmember at Large, a primary election will be held on August 9, 2016, to narrow the candidates to two.  The two candidates receiving the most votes will  move forward to the General Election in November.

How to File

  1. The Fridley City Charter, Chapter 4, requires a $10 filing fee and Nomination petition signed by a minimum of ten registered voters during the filing period. Please see the Instructions for Circulating a Nominating Petition for additional details.
  2. Please complete the Public Disclosure Statement and return it with the Nomination Petition and filing fee during the open filing period.
  3. Once a candidate spends or receives $750, the candidate must file a Campaign Finance Report within 14 days with the Fridley City Clerk. See Chapter 211A of the Fair Campaign practices Act and the back of the Campaign Financial Reports for reporting dates required by law.


Required forms to complete and return to City Clerk at the time of filing:
  1. 2016 Affidavit of Candidacy (Address of Residence Form if Needed for Privacy Purposes)
  2. City of Fridley Nomination Petition
  3. City of Fridley Public Disclosure Statement for City Council and Candidates
  4. Anoka County 2016 AutoMark Pronunciation Form
Optional forms to complete and return to City Clerk:
5. MN SOS Election Candidate Information (Voluntary Disclosure) Form
6. City of Fridley Candidate Withdrawal Form (only if candidate decides to withdraw)
Click Here to Download a Packet for Office
which includes instructions, Affidavit of Candidacy, Election Candidate Information Form, Nomination Petition (and instructions), a Public Disclosure Statement, 2016 AutoMARK Pronunciation Form and an Affidavit of Withdrawal.

Political Signs

The City of Fridley does not require permits for political signs. Signs must adhere to the following regulations:
  • A maximum size of 32 square feet in area
  • To not be placed until 46 days before a special or regular election
  • To be removed within 10 days following election
  • Must be placed a minimum of 10 feet from a street curb and 10 feet from any driveway