A campaign for listening, learning Council Member Luke Hellier running unopposed for mayor, but not standing still
By Tad Johnson
When Lakeville City Council Member Luke Hellier announced his mayoral candidacy in April, he started a door-knocking campaign during which he visited 5,000 homes by August.
After the filing period closed in August, no one else had declared an intention to run for mayor leaving Hellier as the lone candidate on the Nov. 8 ballot.
He said that the door-knocking effort was an attempt to get out ahead of any competition, and having an uncontested race for mayor is rare, especially when it’s an open seat.