Dave Zbaracki announced Wednesday he will seek to represent Duluth's 2nd District on the City Council.

A 38-year-old Congdon resident, Zbaracki was born and raised in Duluth and said he plans to draw on his experience in the outdoor sports industry.

"I've worked in the ski industry for many years as a ski race coach, instructor and salesperson. I want to use my knowledge of the industry to help make sure Spirit Mountain moves forward on a stable footing, stops being a political football and is recognized by every Duluthian as the asset that it is," he said in a news release.

Zbaracki is a graduate of Duluth East High School and the University of Minnesota Duluth.

He wrote: "I'm running because I want accessible streets for all users. I want our community to do more to retain our college graduates with good jobs. And I want to be a watchdog for every taxpayer while making sure we fully fund public safety, especially the brave women and men who serve honorably in our police and fire departments."

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Zbaracki is the second candidate to enter the race for Duluth's 2nd District seat, now held by Joel Sipress, who is not running for reelection. Mike Mayou, who works in admissions and marketing for UMD, was first into the race, announcing his candidacy in March. This marks Zbaracki's second bid for office, as he ran for the same seat unsuccessfully in 2017. Mayou, too, is a veteran candidate, as he unsuccessfully ran for an at large council seat in 2019.