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Steve Peppin files for Willmar Mayor

Willmar business owner Steve Peppin has filed to run for Willmar mayor in 2022.

Steve Peppin
Steve Peppin listens to a question during a campaign event in this 2018 Tribune file photo. Peppin filed to run for mayor of Willmar on May 25, 2022.
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WILLMAR — Willmar business owner Stephen James Peppin has filed to run for Willmar mayor in 2022.

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This is Peppin's third attempt to run for public office. Peppin previously ran for mayor in 2018, a race that was won by current Mayor Marv Calvin, and for Willmar City Council Ward 2 in 2016, losing that bid to Julie Asmus.

He is the second person to file to run for Willmar mayor, the first being Zeke Dahl. Dahl also ran in 2018, losing out to both Calvin and Peppin in the primary.

Marv Calvin, in his State of the City address to the Willmar City Council on March 7, announced that he will not be seeking re-election. Calvin has been mayor since 2014.

Jennifer Kotila is a reporter for West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minnesota. She focuses on local government, specifically the City of Willmar, and business.

She can be reached via email at: jkotila@wctrib.com or phone at 320-214-4339.
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