Fred Wroge said goodbye to his RIchfield City Council position last week.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Unofficial results put Edwina Garcia in the soon-to-be vacant seat of Fred Wroge.
It looks like Edwina Garcia will be returning to the Richfield City Council. According to unofficial results, Garcia took 58.81 percent of the votes Tuesday night defeating former Richfield firefighter, David Buzicky. As of 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Secretary of State's website is showing all three Ward 2 precincts' results are in, with Garcia receiving 2,943 votes and Buzicky receiving 2,025. Garcia first served on the Richfield City Council in the mid-80s as the Ward 3 representative for two terms, before moving on to serve four terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 1990s. When Garcia announced her candidacy in May, she said her priorities would be furthering the development/redevelopment happening in the city and housing…
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.
*** See Richfield Patch's Election Guide for more information on local, state and national races, as well as ballot questions and candidate profiles. *** Richfield's Ward 1 and Ward 3 are uncontested this year, with incumbents running for re-election. However, Ward 2 is up for grabs now that Councilman Fred Wroge will be retiring after his term expires. Edwina Garcia and David Buzicky, beat out Kent Fairbairn at the August primaries, and will both be on the ballot on Election Day. The following is a collection of Richfield Patch articles and links detailing the local race: Richfield Patch reached out to all candidates and asked them to fill out a basic online profile. Click on the name of the candidate to see his or her respective profile…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Kent Fairbairn was eliminated from the race Tuesday night.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter Former Minnesota House representative and city council member Edwina Garcia and retired Richfield firefighter Dave Buzicky will compete for the lone open Richfield City Council seat this November. Garcia received just over 50 percent of the votes Tuesday night, ending with 345 in total. Buzicky took just over 30 percent of the votes, or 208 in total. Unfortunately, council hopeful Kent Fairbairn was eliminated from the race, garnering just 136 votes, or about 20 percent. Shortly after the results came in, Fairbairn wrote on his campaign Facebook page: "Congratulations to Dave and Edwina. It looks to be a very close race in November." He also …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Edwina has previously served on the city council as well as in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Name : Edwina Garcia Age : 67 Place of residence : 6908 5th Ave. S. Attended college : Yes College : University of Minnesota Degree : B.A. Year of graduation : 1979 Job titles held : Hennepin South Service Collaborative, community resource coordinator; Legal Aid of Minneapolis, client services coordinator; Ombudsman for Spanish Speaking Families, State of Minnesota; State Representative, representing Richfield & Minneapolis (1991-1998) Employers : NA Party affiliation : Other Party affiliation : nonpartisan Running for a: Local office Running for position: Richfield City Council, Ward 2 Chamber/district: Ward 2; Senate District 63 Incumbent: No Previous elective offices : Member of House of Representatives, City Council Ward 3 Unsuccessful…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The deadline to withdraw was June 7.
Resident Josh Root withdrew his candidacy for Richfield City Council last week, leaving incumbent council member, Tom Fitzhenry, unopposed in Ward 3. Incumbent Pat Elliott is also running unopposed in Ward 1, however, Ward 2 has three candidates (Edwina Garcia, David Buzicky and Kent Fairbairn) attempting to snatch the seat of retiring council member Fred Wroge. Stay tuned for more election coverage from Richfeld Patch.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The candidate filing period for the November election ended at 5 p.m. June 5.
The November's election will no doubt be an interesting one, with the presidential race, three Minnesota Constiutional amendments voters will have to decide on and, of course, the likeliness of another Richfield Public Schools referendum. As far as Richfield's City Council seats go, three (Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 3) are all up for re-election. Mayor Debbie Goettel and Council Member At-Large Sue Sandahl were both re-elected in November 2010 and will be up again in 2014. Council Member Fred Wroge (Ward 2) recently announced he would not seek re-election. The following are the names of those hoping to reclaim and snag a council seat: Candidates do have until 5 p.m. Thursday, June 5 to withdraw their name from the November ballot.