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City Council member Brad Aho with his wife, Bev Aho, at the 2019 Prairie Brewfest on Sept. 7.

Eden Prairie City Council member Brad Aho is running for the Hennepin County Commissioner District 6 seat in the 2020 election, Aho told Southwest News Media.

Aho announced his candidacy on Sept. 30 on the Twin Cities News Talk radio station. The current District 6 commissioner, Jan Callison, is not running for reelection, Aho said, and with his term on the City Council ending in 2020, he decided to put his name in the hat.

“The timing was perfect and I’d really like to bring my experience at the city level up to the county,” Aho said.

Aho was first elected to the Eden Prairie City Council in 2004 and will end his time as council member with 16 years of experience. He was also a candidate for mayor of Eden Prairie in the 2018 election.

The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners oversees the county's management and administration, including long-range planning and managing the county budget and finances.

The filing period for county seats up for election in 2020 is May 19, 2020, until June 2, 2020. The 2020 election is on Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

District 6 includes much of the Lake Minnetonka area, as well as Eden Prairie, Edina and Hopkins.

Eden Teller is the multimedia reporter for Eden Prairie News. She's passionate about fostering productive conversations and empowering communities. When she's not reporting, she can be found reading a book, on a hike or tackling home improvement projects.

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