County Board to Hold Special Election for Fifth District
The Board can Appoint an Interim Replacement
DULUTH, Minn. – Now that Pete Stauber has been elected into Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, the St. Louis County Board is considering its options on a replacement for his seat once he officially resigns.
The board tells us that according to Minnesota state statute they can either call a special election that would likely lead to an April primary followed by an August or November special election.
The county board can also appoint an interim replacement until the special election is held.
Stauber’s is the 5th District, which covers cities of Proctor, Hermantown, Rice Lake, and the Arc of Townships that surround Duluth.
You can see a full map of the 5th District by clicking here: https://www.stlouiscountymn.gov/our-county/board-of-commissioners/members.