West St. Paul voter's guide including Pat Armon, Kimetha Johnson, John Justen, Wendy Berry, Dave Napier, Joe Atkins, Kevin Fjelsted, Maria Isa, Mary Frances Clardy, Brent Jacobson, Todd Kruse, Jimmy Francis, Paul Holmgren, Sandy Pappas, Matt Klein, Chris Rausch, Kathy Keena, and Matt Little.

2022 Election: West St. Paul Voter’s Guide

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The 2022 general election is on Tuesday, November 8 and includes city races for West St. Paul, county commissioner and county attorney races, state house and senate races, state-wide offices, and our representative in Congress. Here’s your voter’s guide for West St. Paul. 

How to Vote

The West St. Paul city website has details on where and how to vote. You can also vote early with an absentee ballot, either by mail or by stopping at the Dakota County offices, starting on September 23. Remember that redistricting created new legislative and city ward boundaries, which means your polling place may have changed.

What’s on the Ballot

Use the Secretary of State’s ballot tool to see your sample ballot.

We’ll add candidate questionnaires, forums, and additional info below as it becomes available.

Printable Voter’s Guide

For a quick glance at the candidates check out our printable voter’s guide. Notice that it is three pages, with legislative and county races on the additional pages.

West St. Paul Election

Here in West St. Paul, the mayor and one council seat in each of the three wards are on the ballot. Use this city map to find out which ward you live in (note that there were recent changes to the wards).

Mayor

This is an uncontested race.

City Council Ward 1

City Council Ward 2

This is an uncontested race.

City Council Ward 3

  • Wendy Berry (incumbent) (campaign site)
  • Jake Nelson (dropped out, but will still appear on the ballot)

Candidate Q&As:

  • Positive change: How will you make West St. Paul better?
  • Top priorities: What are your two to three top priorities and how will you address those issues?
Chart showing yes/no responses to various questions. See printable voter's guide for a PDF version.
(Also available in our printable voter’s guide. See our explanation for including yes/no questions.)

West St. Paul Candidate Forums:

  • Town Square TV
  • October 19 at 5:30 p.m. – Optimist Club of West St. Paul’s Talk ‘N Tacos candidate forum upstairs at Dunham’s

Other Resources:


Dakota County Election

There are several races in Dakota County, including county commissioner, county attorney, and county sheriff (all four-year terms). While attorney and sheriff are county-wide positions, commissioners represent districts and West St. Paul is in District 2.

County Attorney

Candidate Q&As:

  • Philosophy: What’s your guiding philosophy as it relates to the criminal justice system?
  • Criminal justice reform: What proactive efforts and policies do you support?
  • Public safety: What trends do you see today and how will you keep the community safe?
Chart showing yes/no responses to various questions. See printable voter's guide for a PDF version.
(Also available in our printable voter’s guide. See our explanation for including yes/no questions.)

County Attorney Forums:

  • Mid-September – League of Women Voters (submit questions)
  • October 19 at 5:30 p.m. – Optimist Club of West St. Paul’s Talk ‘N Tacos candidate forum upstairs at Dunham’s

Resources from the Primary Election:


County Sheriff

This is an uncontested race.

County Sheriff Forums:

  • October 19 at 5:30 p.m. – Optimist Club of West St. Paul’s Talk ‘N Tacos candidate forum upstairs at Dunham’s

County Commissioner District 2

Candidate Q&As:

  • Public safety: What’s the status of crime in Dakota County and what changes or improvements would you support?
  • Finances: Do you support operating without debt and minimizing property tax increases?
Chart showing yes/no responses to various questions. See printable voter's guide for a PDF version.
(Also available in our printable voter’s guide. See our explanation for including yes/no questions.)

County Commissioner Forums:

Resources from the Primary Election:


Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor District 2

This is an uncontested race.


Minnesota Legislature Election

Due to redistricting, West St. Paul is now divided into two separate legislative districts.

House District 53A

Senate District 53

House District 65B

Senate District 65

Candidate Q&As

Chart showing yes/no responses to various questions. See printable voter's guide for a PDF version.
(Also available in our printable voter’s guide. See our explanation for including yes/no questions.)

Legislative Forums:


State-Wide & Federal Offices

State offices—including governor, secretary of state, attorney general, and auditor—as well as the second congressional district will also be on the ballot.

Thanks for Participating in Our Democracy

No matter who you’re supporting, be sure to get out there and vote.

If you think our civics could be a little more civil, you’re not alone. Learn more about a book, Better Politics, Please, inspired by politics in West St. Paul and written by two West St. Paul residents.

Our local election coverage only happens thanks to our generous supporters. Consider joining them with monthly or annual support and help keep your community informed.

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