2020 City Council Primary Results

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Results from the 2020 City of Columbia Heights City Council primary have been canvassed by the Columbia Heights City Council Fri, Aug 14. The City of Columbia Heights saw 4,725 residents cast their vote. Of the 4,725 ballots cast, 2,511 ballots were absentee.

City Council Primary Results

Connie Buesgens* – 1,642
Andy Newton* – 1,280
Kay "KT" Jacobs* – 1,210
Laura Dorle* – 1,170
Robert Bobby Williams – 1,092
Julienne Wyckoff – 777
Scott Skaja – 758

*Candidate advances to the general election on Tue, Nov 3

Columbia Heights City Council Candidates 

Connie Buesgens
Laura Dorle
Kay "KT" Jacobs
Andy Newton

Columbia Heights Mayoral Candidates 

Nick Novitsky
Amada Márquez Simula

General Election Day is Nov 3

For the general election Nov 3, the top two vote getters in the City Council race will win a seat. All seats in the City Council are at-large.

Columbia Heights needs election judges for the Nov 3 general election. Election judges from a variety of party affiliations are needed (for more information or to apply, contact the Columbia Heights City Clerk at 763-706-3611).

Absentee voting for the state primary election begins on Sept 18. For more information on absentee voting, click here.

Candidate Forum Scheduled for Sept 30

The City of Columbia Heights, in partnership with the League of Women Voters ABC, will host a “Meet the Candidates” forum Wed, Sept 30, for the four candidates running in the Columbia Heights City Council election and the two candidates running in the Columbia Heights Mayoral election.. 

The event will be broadcast live from 7 to 9 pm on Facebook and local government access channels. A moderator will be provided by the League of Women Voters.

Due to social-distancing guidelines, an in-person audience will not be allowed, but residents can still get involved by submitting questions for the candidates here. Please submit questions by Fri, Sept 25.

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