Three candidates have filed to run for the Ward 3 Cloquet City Council seat, meaning there will be a primary Nov. 5 with a general election Feb. 11.
The council appointed Chris Swanson to the seat at its July 16 meeting after former Councilor Dakota Koski resigned in June. Swanson is among the three candidates to file along with Uriah Wilkinson and Ray Schow.
Both Wilkinson and Schow applied for the position in July and indicated during their interviews with the council that they planned to run in the special election regardless of the council’s appointment.
In addition to his appointment as a Ward 3 Councilor, Swanson works as a government teacher at Cloquet High School.
Wilkinson is a real estate agent and a member of the Cloquet Planning Commission.
Schow works as a travel agent and is a substitute teacher in Esko.
Koski was forced to resign his seat just a few months after election when he purchased a home outside Ward 3.