Saint Paul Republicans

Seeking Republican Candidates: Filing Deadlines

If you are interested in running for Mayor or School Board, please email with your:

  1. Name
  2. Contact information
  3. Position you are running for, and
  4. Why you want to run.

Summary of Filing Dates


Filing PeriodApplicable OfficesFiling OpensFiling ClosesWithdrawal Deadline
Early Filing PeriodIf primary is possible:City OfficesSchool District Offices5/18/216/1/216/3/21
Late Filing PeriodIf primary is not possible:City OfficesSchool District Offices7/27/218/10/218/12/21

Below Information from the Minnesota Secretary of State website:

All Candidates

  • must be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • must have not filed for another office at the upcoming primary or general election
  • must be 21 years of age or more upon assuming office
  • must have maintained residence in their district* for at least 30 days before the general election

*Note: Candidates for federal office are exempt; see Additional Qualifications for Specific Offices at the following link: Specific Qualifications by Position


  • must have not been convicted of an offense for which they are required to register as a predatory offender under Minnesota Statutes 243.166

Information about other qualifications for county, municipal, school district, or special district offices is available from the filing officer.

Holding Two Offices at the Same Time

Minnesota Statutes provide that one person cannot hold certain combinations of offices at the same time, with a few exceptions. Review the Compatibility of Offices brief written by Minnesota House Research for more information on this topic.

City Offices

The filing dates for city offices such as Mayor and Council Member depend on whether the city holds primaries or not.

  • Candidates in cities where a primary is possible may file from May 18, 2021 until June 1, 2021 at 5 pm.
  • Candidates in cities where a primary is not held may file from July 27, 2021 until August 10, 2021 at 5 pm.

School District Offices

The filing dates for school district offices such as School Board Member depend on whether the school district holds primaries or not.

  • Candidates in school districts where a primary is possible may file from May 18, 2021 until June 1, 2021 at 5 pm.
  • Candidates in school districts where a primary is not held may file from July 27, 2021 until August 10, 2021 at 5 pm.

Those on the left who scream about income gaps choose to focus on the success of those at the top rather than the failures of those at the bottom. They conveniently ignore that liberals are the ones who have pushed the moral relativism and welfare-state dependence that has destroyed black families over the last 60 years. And it is these same liberals who fight to keep low-income kids in failing public schools and fight efforts to get school choice.

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Convention, SPRCC

SPRCC 2019 Summer Convention

SPRCC Summer Convention

When: Saturday, August 24th, 3:00pm to 4:30pm
3:00pm Registration
3:30pm Call to Order and First Credentials Reading
3:50pm Final Credentials Reading
Location: Eustis Bldg, 1399 Eustis St, St. Paul, MN, 55108-1548.

Meeting is for SPRCC Delegates and Alternates that were elected during the 2018 Precinct Caucuses.  Other residents of Saint Paul who subscribe to the Republican philosophy are invited to attend but only registered Delegates (and seated Alternates) can vote on motions.

Delegates and Alternates, please make every effort to attend so we make quorum.  For most Wards, Alternates will most likely be seated.

Convention Documents:

SPRCC Delegates and Alternates

SPRCC 2019 Summer Convention Rules

SPRCC 2019 Summer Convention Agenda

Primary Convention Business:

  • Seeking to Fill Open Ward 2 Vice Chair
  • Saint Paul City Wide Trash Collection
    • Nomination and discussion on what SPRCC stance should be for November 5th Trash Referendum (If State Supreme Court rules on August 20th to not allow a referendum vote we will remove this as business item)
  • Break Out By Ward to Vote On City Council Candidate “Recommended Status”
    • This is not an endorsing convention.  Delegates will convene by Ward to vote (60% majority) of who they recommend to be the best candidate to represent their Ward.

Sara Michener
Chair of SPRCC

Jeff Carnes
Deputy Chair of SPRCC
Instagram: sprcc_mngop
Twitter: SPRCC_


2020 Budget Address: August 15th, 2019

Our City, Our Budget

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To ensure that our city truly works for all of us, our city budget must ensure that every member of our community feels SAFE, WELCOME and INCLUDED in Saint Paul’s prosperity and growth.  We share enormous dreams for our children, ourselves, our neighbors and so much more beyond that.  The ideals we have for our individual and collective potential are intertwined in our willingness to help each other.

Please help us move Saint Paul forward with a budget that meets our needs today and gives all of us the chance to thrive in the future.

– Melvin Carter, Mayor

budget address

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