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We have a Mayor’s race coming up and we don’t have anyone to run against Mayor Bookmeyer.
I have been approached for several months and encouraged to run for the Mayor’s position. While I can appreciate those that are asking, votes of confidence, I have not been personally motivated to take that task on. By the same token, there is a part of me that feels it is incumbent on all of us to try and leave this world in better condition than how we found it. I won’t rule that option out either.
We really do need to find someone that can respond to the call. Can we put the word out through to see if there is any interest in Mason City Government? Nomination papers have to be filed in a couple of weeks so time is of the essence.
Is there anyone out there that will step forward and answer the call?