Next week, the filings for St Paul City Council will finally open on July 30th. It will be interesting to see the bevy of people who put themselves forward. We will be watching closely in Wards 0ne, Five and Six who puts their names on the dotted line.
We are hearing a lot of names in Ward Five in fact former Ward Council Member and Ramsey County Commissioner Janice Rettman (DFL) is rumored o be joining he field against Council President Amy Brendmoen (DFL), a staunch Ranked Choice Voting advocate. The irony of ironies would be if Brendmoen lost under this flawed and failed system of voting.
Time will tell. And if prayers are heard it may happen.