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O'Halloran-Johnson to run for Duluth Council

Duluth City Hall

Theresa O'Halloran-Johnson has announced she will run for Duluth's 3rd District City Council seat, after incumbent, Em Westerlund, said she would not seek a second term.

Theresa O’Halloran-JohnsonO'Halloran-Johnson is a St. Louis County social worker who works with young people with intellectual disabilities. This is her first run for public office.

In her announcement, O'Halloran-Johnson said she "wants to be sure resident concerns are heard during upcoming medical district expansions and other development opportunities that affect the 3rd District and our city."

O'Halloran-Johnson also said she would be a strong advocate for safe, affordable housing and wants to strengthen communication between Duluth's business and art communities.

In a statement, O'Halloran-Johnson said: "I have been walking through the 3rd District nearly every day, to and from work, for more than a decade. I want to make sure the 3rd District is a safe, welcoming and vibrant place for everyone who lives, works and visits here."

She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Morris with a degree in liberal arts and human services. Her husband, David Johnson, is a retired high school teacher, and the couple has three adult daughters.

Peter Passi

Peter Passi covers Duluth city government and community issues. A graduate of Carleton College, he has worked as a reporter for more than 30 years and joined the Duluth News Tribune newsroom in 2000.

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