The first Black candidate to run for any municipal office in West St. Paul talks about the challenge of George Floyd, facing racism, and systemic challenges in West St. Paul.
West St. Paul has a historic first this year with the first Black candidate for municipal office in the city’s history. So we’re taking a wider look at firsts in West St. Paul.
A word about our coverage of the 2020 election from our founder and editor.
We ask the mayoral candidates what they think West St. Paul’s biggest challenge is and what they’re going to do about it.
Like everything else, COVID-19 has changed campaigning and West St. Paul candidates are getting creative with front yard gatherings, going online, and alternatives to door knocking.
West St. Paul mayoral candidate Jeramie Torkelson has dropped out. That leaves three candidates vying for the mayor’s seat on the August 11 primary.