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City of Northfield, MN
801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Ph: 507-645-8833

Candidate Filing Information

Filing Requirements for Local Office


To qualify for elective office a candidate must:

  • Be qualified to vote
  • Be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on the date he or she would assume office
  • Be a resident of the city and of any ward he or she seeks to represent, or will become a resident therein at least thirty (30) days before the election
  • Have no other affidavit on file for any other elected office
  • Pay a $5.00 filing fee
  • File an Affidavit of Candidacy form in the office of the City Clerk
  • Complete and file the public disclosure statement prescribed by the city's ethics ordinance
  • Complete and file Campaign Finance Reports

If elected, candidates must further qualify for office by taking and filing an oath of office.

Filing Location 

    City Clerk’s Office 
    Northfield City Hall 
    801 Washington Street, Northfield, MN 55057 

Filing Period

The 2016 Candidate Filing Period for Municipal Elections opens on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 and closes on Tuesday, May 31, 2016.  Northfield City Hall is open Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm.  City offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016. Additional info...

Candidate Information

2016 Mayoral & City Council Candidates for the General Election 

 Name  Position Candidate Affidavit Campaign Financial Report
 Dana S. Graham  Mayor  Graham Affidavit  10.18.2016; 10.31.2016; 11.09.2016; 11.28.2016
 Rhonda Pownell  Mayor  Pownell Affidavit  08.02.2016; 10.28.2016; 12.8.2016 Cert.; 12.8.2016
 Greg Colby  At-large  Colby Affidavit  10.24.2016; 10.28.2016
11.23.2016; 11.28.2016
 Brad Ness  At-large  Ness Affidavit  12.13.2016
 David DeLong  Ward 2  DeLong Affidavit  10.24.2016; Final Report
 Jack Hoschouer  Ward 2  Hoschouer Affidavit  07.29.2016; 11.23.2016; 11.23.2016 Cert
 Norman Butler  Ward 3  Butler Affidavit  
 Erica Zweifel  Ward 3  Zweifel Affidavit  Final Report
City Clerk's Office
Ph: 507-645-3001
Fx: 507-645-3055

801 Washington St.
Northfield, MN 55057

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.