The City of Oakdale is governed by a mayor and four council members. Each serves "at large" as opposed to being assigned to districts, wards, or areas. Each elected term runs four years and begins in January following the election held the past November. Monthly salary for mayor is $700 and $585 for council member.
Persons interested in running for office need to meet the following criteria:
Be at least 21 years of age.
Maintained residency in Oakdale for at least 30 days prior to the General Election.
Have not filed for any other office for that year's elections.
Filing for Candidacy: July 31 to August 14
Apply in person at Oakdale City Hall, 1584 Hadley Avenue N, during regular office hours during the established filing period. Filing fee is $5.