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WAITE PARK — Three candidates — including two incumbents — are vying for two seats on Waite Park City Council on Nov. 3. 

Incumbents Mike Linquist and Ken Schmitt are running for re-election. Joining them on the ballot is Shawn Blackburn. 

The candidates elected to council will serve a four-year term beginning in January. They will join Frank Theisen and Vic Schulz on the council. 

In Waite Park, council members earn $3,600 annually with the possibility of an extra $1,200 depending on the amount of special meetings they attend each month. 

The candidates answered questions posed by the Times regarding the city’s response to the pandemic, priorities and why voters should support them on Election Day. 

Responses have been edited for clarity. 

Shawn Blackburn (Photo: Submitted photo)

Shawn Blackburn

Age: 57

Education: Bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and theater from St. Cloud State University

Job: Coborn’s 

Elected or public service