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City of Mountain Iron, Minnesota

Information About Becoming a City Councilor

The Council is made up of five members – the Mayor and 4 City Councilors.

Elections are held in November of each even numbered years with primaries in September, if needed.

All positions are at-large, which means the entire community votes for all Council positions.

The term for Mayor is two years.

The term for Councilor is four years with two seats up every election.

In order to run for City Council you must:

    1. Be 21 by the time you take office.


    1. Be a qualified voter in the City of Mountain Iron and the State of Minnesota.


    1. File an Affidavit of Candidacy with the City between 56 and 70 days prior to the date of the primary.


    1. Pay a filing fee of $2.


If you have any other questions regarding this subject, please contact the City of Mountain Iron.

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