Votes counted for suburban races for mayor, city council, school board


Some new faces will be seen city halls and at school board meetings after Tuesday's election.

The Pioneer Press reports former longtime state lawmaker Nora Slawik is Maplewood's new mayor. She handily defeated the east metro city's ex-mayor Diana Longrie with 67 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting. Incumbent Will Rossbach did not seek reelection.

The Star Tribune tracked municipal elections in the west metro, noting that longtime mayors Terry Schneider of Minnetonka and Gene Maxwell of Hopkins both easily won re-election.

But the newspaper reported that there will be a shift in some suburban city council chambers. In St. Louis Park, council veteran Sue Santa lost to Gregg Lindberg, In Bloomington, four of seven members will be new in 2014. Three incumbents did not seek re-election, and a fourth lost. Two new council members were also elected in Golden Valley.

Some shakeups noted in area school boards as well. The Richfield Patch noted that the district's three school board incumbents were replaced by newcomers. Three incumbents in the Bloomington district were also ousted. The Mendota Heights Patch reported that three new members will be seated on the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan board.

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