Burnsville city primary loaded with candidates
Links to their questionnaire responses are below
Three candidates are running for mayor and eight are running for two City Council seats in the Burnsville primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Incumbent Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, who has been mayor since 1995, is facing Jerry Willenburg and Bill David Ansari. Willenburg ran against Kautz in 2008, losing with 46 percent of the vote in the closest race of Kautz’s career.
The open council seats are currently held by Dan Gustafson and Mary Sherry. Sherry is seeking re-election to a second term. Gustafson is retiring after two terms.
The other candidates are Suzanne Nguyen, Richard Hoel, Bruce Johnson, James Cammarato, Rochell Ansari, Steve Cherney (a former council member) and Patrick Madden.
Mayor and council terms are for four years.
The top two vote-getters in the mayor’s race and the top four in the council race will advance to the general election in November. Primary voters can choose only one mayoral candidate and up to two council candidates.
More election information and polling places are on the city’s website, www.burnsville.org. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Click on a candidate’s name to read their responses to Sun Thisweek’s questionnaire. To see all the posts, click here.