COTTAGE GROVE - Six candidates have their names on the ballot for two open City Council seats in the Nov. 6 election.
Incumbents Dave Thiede and Steve Dennis are running to retain their seats, while newcomers Chad Poitra, Jerett Wright, Dwayne Brauch and Evan Kolstoe are campaigning to take them over.
Jeff Mack, who had previously filed to run for election, has withdrawn his name from the race.
We asked the candidates about their qualifications, water issues and affordable housing. Find their responses below:
- Brauch seeks to 'step up' city's growth
- Dennis touts economic development past
- Kolstoe looks to be a new voice on council
- Poitra: the more voices represented, the better
- Water goals, development in forefront for Thiede
- Wright looks to move city in same direction