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Two council members seek re-election

At least two members of Petersburg’s city council will be running for re-election this October.

Terms are up for council members Nancy Strand and Sue Flint this year and both say they’ll seek another term. Strand has filed her paperwork to run for re-election and during a radio call-in show Monday said she wanted to run “to see some of these projects we’ve been working on for the last two, that I’ve been involved in for two years as a councilor come to some fruition of some kind.”

This is Strand’s second stint as a council member. She served four decades ago and worked in construction before retiring in 1995. She was appointed to fill a council vacancy in 2010 and elected to the seat later that year. Strand has also served on the local committee that drafted the charter for a proposed Petersburg borough as well as the Clausen Memorial Museum board and the City’s utility Board.

Local business owner Sue Flint also plans to file for another council term. Like Strand, Flint on Monday cited unfinished business. “The borough was my original reason and we haven’t completed that yet. I’d like to see that through and get that harbor on some better footing financially, and those projects, some of those projects underway.” Flint said.

Flint co-owns Rocky’s Marine in Petersburg. Before her time on the council Flint served 12 years on the hospital board and was on the state’s hospital and nursing home association board for four years. Both council members say they plan on running for a borough assembly seat as well, once the borough vote happens.

The term is also up for appointed council member John Jensen. Voters in October will also fill two seats each on the school board, hospital board and planning commission along with 11 other spots on local advisory boards. The deadline to file as a candidate in Petersburg’s municipal election is August 21st. Forms are available at the city clerk’s office or the city of Petersburg’s website.

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