Potvin Not Running Again for City Commission

It won’t be quite as chaotic an election season for the Marquette City Commission this fall as it was 6 months ago.

But 2 of the commission’s 7 seats will be up for grabs this time.

Last November, 3 of them were in play.

3 people have filed paperwork to run for the 2 seats.

Mayor John Kivela’s seat is at risk, and he’s running for re-election.

Tony Tollefson is trying to return to the commission.

He was the city’s mayor when he was term-limited out of office in 2006.

David St. Onge has run for the commission before and is trying again.

Controversial Commissioner Don Potvin could have run for another term, but he apparently decided not to, because he did not turn in his papers.

This afternoon was the deadline for anyone interested in running to turn in their nominating petitions.

The city Elections Board meets tomorrow afternoon to certify the signatures on the petitions.