Candidate Information

The City of Buffalo's elected City Council includes a Mayor and four City Council Members. The Mayor is elected to a two-year term and City Council Members are elected to four-year terms.

Candidate Qualifications

  • 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 the City of Buffalo for at least 30 days before the general election

Candidate Filings

Local filings for the 2022 general election will be open for a two week time period. Filings are scheduled to open on August 2 at 8 am and will close on August 16 at 5 pm. A filing fee of $5.00 is due at the time of filing the affidavit of candidacy. The Secretary of State's website provides all the forms and information needed to file for office and to administer your campaign.  Campaign Filing Packet Secretary of State's Website. 

To search for candidates who have filed to run for office on Election Day, please visit the Secretary of State's website, "Search by Office Title" Candidate Filings, Election Division.

Expiration of Terms

  • December 31, 2022: Mayor Lachermeier
  • December 31, 2024: Council member Downer
  • December 31, 2024: Council member O'Rourke
  • December 31, 2022: Council member Enter
  • December 31, 2022: Council member Anderson (resigned)/Council member Jameson Wakefield