Death of Mayor Steven H. Lampi (NP-Brooklyn Park,MN) (c1954-2011)
- Mayor Lampi died in Brooklyn Park,MN on February 26, 2011. He had been Mayor since 2003 (elected in 2002, reelected in 2006 & 2010).
Brooklyn Park Mayor Dies of Cancer
People gathered in Brooklyn Park Sunday to remember the mayor who died Saturday night.
Steve Lampi, 56, was elected to his third term as mayor in November. Earlier this month he was diagnosed with cancer.
His family posted the following message on his CaringBridge site Sunday afternoon:
"Dear Friends and Residents of Brooklyn Park,
Last night Steve passed away peacefully at home. We were fortunate to be praying and singing with Steve during his last moments. While our hearts are breaking we are comforted knowing that Jesus is taking care of him now...We thank everyone for your love and support. Information regarding services to follow."
A prayer service that was organized earlier this week, went on as planned Sunday evening at Edinbrook Church in Brooklyn Park.
Steven H. Lampi
Lampi, Steven H. 56, of Brooklyn Park, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, Feb. 26th, 2011. Survived by wife, Kathryn Lampi; children, Katie (David) Lampi Hermanson, Anna (Brian) Eberhardt and Matthew Lampi; siblings, Susan (Phil) Berwyn, Scott Lampi and Sherlynn Pryor, Kristen Bullard; mother, Phyllis (Keith) McClay; mother-in-law, Joanne Gosz; brothers-in-law, Michael (Nancy) Gosz, Kelly (Carol) Gosz and Peter (Shelly) Gosz; 15 nieces and nephews and many friends. Preceded in death by father, Harold Lampi and father-in-law, Lawrence "Hank" Gosz. Elected Mayor of Brooklyn Park for 3 consecutive terms. Long time area resident and owner of Bridgeman's, Inc. Husband and father first and foremost. Visitation Thursday, March 3rd, 4-8 PM memorial service at 7 PM located at Edinburgh USA, 8700 Edinbrook Crossing, Brooklyn Park. Funeral Friday, March 4th, 11 AM at St. Alphonsus Church, 7025 Halifax Ave. N., Brooklyn Center, preceded by visitation at 10 AM. Private interment. Memorials for endowed scholarships made out to Brooklyn Park Community Foundation attention Steve Lampi Scholarship Fund. www.kozlakradulovich.com "A Celebration of Life" 763-416-0016
Brooklyn Park picks Jeffrey Lunde to be mayor
Article by: JIM ADAMS , Star Tribune Updated: April 30, 2011 - 11:18 PM
Former City Council Member Jeffrey Lunde won a 12-way race to replace Mayor Steve Lampi who died in February.
Former Brooklyn Park City Council Member Jeffrey Lunde was declared the winner Saturday night in a 12-way race for mayor.
With 24 of 24 precincts reporting, Lunde won with 2,903 votes or 31.5 percent. Another former council member, Tony Pistilli, came in second with 17.2 percent of the vote. Mark Mata, also a former council member, was third with 15 percent.
City officials said that 9,206 votes were cast out of about 39,000 eligible voters. The polls closed at 8 p.m.
Twelve candidates had filed to finish the four-year term of popular Mayor Steve Lampi, who died of cancer in February. At 56, he was less than two months into his third term.
Several of the candidates said they wanted to continue Lampi's legacy of engaging youth and the city's increasingly diverse new residents. The city of nearly 76,000 people is the state's sixth largest and one of the most diverse.
City Clerk Devin Montero said the council opted for a rare Saturday election to encourage a high voter turnout.
He said the council didn't consider holding a primary election to winnow down the dozen candidates because the city charter doesn't allow primaries for council races. He said the council could discuss whether they want to change that ordinance.
The City Council will canvass the votes on May 9, and Lunde is expected to be sworn into office on May 16.
The election comes as the city works to address various challenges, including a high foreclosure rate, concerns about crime and safety, and concerns about a relatively large proportion of rental housing. At the same time, the city is seeking development and redevelopment.
Jim Adams 952-707-9996