Filings for Elk River council seats open May 22

Filings open May 22 for two Elk River City Council seats.

Filings open May 22 and close June 5 for two Elk River City Council seats up for election in the fall of 2012.

The two council seats open for filing are Ward 2 and Ward 3.

Council Member Matt Westgaard is running for re-election and is in Ward 2. Ward 3 is open.

Council Member Jerry Gumphrey is not seeking re-election.

Candidates may file for office from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. May 22-June 4 and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5. The filing fee is $5. For more information, call City Hall at 763-635-1000 or go to