This is the official re-election website for Jim Hovland, Mayor of Edina. Jim’s, thoughtful, positive leadership has led our community for 16 years and continues to ensure Edina is a stand-out city in our state. Please support us today!

Vision for Edina

Better todays and even better tomorrows!

Meet Jim

Edina City Council (1997-2004)Mayor of Edina (2005-present)

What People Say About Jim

As we move forward in our new reality, Edina will need steady, experienced, proven leadership.  Clearly, Mayor Jim Hovland consistently has demonstrated these qualities through his years of service to Edina.  He is my choice to navigate our wonderful community through the many unprecedented challenges ahead.

Denny Maetzold

Former Mayor of Edina

“Mayor Hovland is a committed Edina community leader. Over the years – we have worked on many issues together from supporting business to supporting our excellent public schools. Mayor Hovland has always worked hard to ensure that Edina has a seat at the table and that our community continues to be a leader in the State of Minnesota. It’s an honor to support my friend, who is truly one of the best public servants I know.”

Heather Edelson

MN House of Representatives

“Jim shows up. As a leader, as a listener, as a learner, and as a connector, Mayor Hovland is consistently engaged in every sphere of life in Edina. There’s no one I’d rather work alongside to build a stronger, more connected and more unified community.”



Cheryl Gunness

“I have always valued the partnership that Jim Hovland has embraced with the Edina Public Schools.  He knows many people come to our community for the strong city and school district reputation and finds ways every day to help make both entities even better.  With his leadership we have all prospered.”

Kenneth Dragseth, Ph.D.

President, School Exec Connect

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