Candidate Filing Information


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 2020 candidate filing period opens on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 and closes on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. 

Northfield City Hall is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. City Hall will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day. See the Notice of Filing for additional information.

2020 candidate filings

2020 candidate filings 

2018 candidates and campaign finance information

Name Candidate Affidavit Campaign Finance Report
Greg Colby, At Large Colby Affidavit 10.27.2018; Final
Jon Denison, Ward 4 Denison Affidavit  
Clarice Grabau, At Large Grabau Affidavit 05.23.2018; 10.25.2018; Final
Suzie Nakasian, Ward 1 Nakasian Affidavit Final
Jessica Peterson White, Ward 4 Peterson White Affidavit Final
Cannon River Civic Center Adv. Comm.   09.04.2018; 10.25.2018; Final

2017 City Council candidates campaign finance information

Name Candidate Affidavit Campaign Finance Report
Greg Colby Colby Affidavit 10/26/2017; Final; Cert. of Filing
Jon Denison Denison Affidavit Cert. of Filing
Don McGee McGee Affidavit Cert. of Filing

2016 mayoral and City Council candidates campaign finance information

Name Position Candidate Affidavit
Campaign Finance 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; 01.31.2017; 01.31.2018; 01.31.2019
Greg Colby At-large Colby Affidavit 10.24.2016; 10.28.2016; 11.23.1016; 11.28.2016
Brad Ness At-large Ness Affidavit 12.13.2016 Cert
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 Final Report
Erica Zweifel Ward 3
Zweifel Affidavit Final Report