Filings continue for two special elections

Candidates for special elections to fill two Minnesota Senate seats have one more day to file their paperwork.

The filing period, which began July 27, is scheduled to end Aug. 3 at 5:00 p.m. So far, there are five candidates running in Senate District 46 and four candidates in Senate District 61.

The SD 46 vacancy was created by the death of Sen. Linda Scheid, DFL-Brooklyn Park. Richard Taylor and Robert Marvin have filed as Republicans. Timothy Davis and Chris Eaton are DFL candidates. Tom Reynolds is running as an Independence Party candidate.

In SD 61, Sen. Linda Berglin, DFL-Minneapolis, recently resigned to take a job with Hennepin County. There are four DFL candidates looking to replace Berglin. They are Elsa Batica, state Rep. Jeff Hayden, Kristian Heuer and Sadik Warfa.

Each district will hold a primary election on September 13. The special election date is October 18.

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