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Troy Levenhagen, Mason City’s only challenger for City Council, continues to campaign



This news story was published on October 23, 2021.
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Troy Levenhagen discusses City issues with a Mason City voter on Saturday, October 23, 2021

MASON CITY – It’s somewhat of an a-typical, dull election season in Mason City with only one challenger for a seat on Mason City’s City Council, but Troy Levenhagen continues to campaign for votes that he hopes will put him over the top.

Mason City has a reputation for spirited campaigns for City office.  A typical election for City Council might offer several choices – or at least one other option besides the incumbent – for each seat.  Not this year, as only the At-Large seat is being contested.

Levenhagen faces some of the common obstacles to victory a challenger may encounter: A friendly incumbent, for example, in Tom Thoma with co-council members and a mayor who are openly supporting him.  Fundraising, door-knocking, and endless phone calls to name other tough chores that are required for success.  He seems undaunted.

“I’m working hard.  I think I can and will win.  I’m experienced in so many ways.  I’m ready to serve on this council,” Levenhagen said Saturday as he knocked doors on a brisk, sunny morning.  “Voters are concerned about this ongoing hotel that never seems to get built.  So many millions involved.  I’l get to the bottom of it once I’m elected,” Levenhagen promised.

Levenhagen told NIT that in addition to traditional yard signs and radio spots coming up, he is now using social media to boost his campaign, launching a Facebook page, which can be found by clicking here.

The election is November 2.

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13 Responses to Troy Levenhagen, Mason City’s only challenger for City Council, continues to campaign

  1. John Reply Report comment

    October 26, 2021 at 4:21 pm

    I will vote for Levenhagen for a couple of reasons.
    First, the Hotel, no movement and I believe it is stupid to start building the Skywalk before the hotel has even been financed, it may never happen! Clear Lake’s new Hotel is almost open and Mason City had a 7 year head start!

    Second, The Cerro Gordo Demarcate party is funding Thoma’s campaign and Troy is funding his own. Thoma has been a rubber stamp on the council.

  2. Chris Levenhagen Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Troy has so much energy and compassion to work for everyone!! He will definitely be a voice for ALL! We need him on the city council for some new ideas and to help stop the wasteful spending!! He’s definitely the best choice for this position! He will get things done! VOTE LEVENHAGEN NOVEMBER 2ND!!

    • Patty Lister Reply Report comment

      October 24, 2021 at 10:31 pm

      Stop wasteful spending? A little late for that now. The horse has not only left the barn, he’s been ground up for dog food.

      I’m voting AGAINST Loserhagen November 2nd.

      Stay the course and watch this city become the diverse, vibrant community of friends and family we all KNOW it can be.

      Vote Tom Thoma for council.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    Tom’s leadership the last 4 years has a failing grade taxes were raised crime is over roof and no signs of getting better!! Spending taxpayers money like it’s water !! My vote is for sure for TroyLevenhagen!!

  4. Barack Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    MR. THOMA voted for a tax increase at the beginning of the pandemic. Right their makes him unelectable to many mason city people. Mr THOMA was a good sportswriter people like him but he’s got no business on the council. He’s not qualified and what’s he done in his first term? Let’s see the shootings have increased in downtown mason city. Mr THOMA says it’s a policing problem we don’t have enough police . No Mr.THOMA it’s a community problem. The city council is AWOL when it comes to public safety. Who’s going to come to the hockey arena when people are being shot downtown. Under MR THOMA mason city is the 4th most unsafe city iowa. Yes it’s more safe living in Waterloo then mason city. MR.THOMA refuses to talk about it. MR
    THOMA shouldn’t be running for council he should RESIGN and apologize for what a mess mason city. Vote LEVENHAGEN for a safer place to live.

  5. Yahweh ben Yahweh Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 9:51 am

    It’s not too late to change. If you knew your history, which of course you don’t, you’ll remember a time in Mason City when Greeks were dragged away from their homes and forced to assimilate into white society. Well, we want to change that kind of behavior by making sure you go to college and have a small apartment in a busy vibrant city. That will help you rid yourselves of your backward, incorrect culture and way of thinking.

    We’ll do everything we can to make sure you agree with us and say all the right things and not be brainwashed against thinking the same way we do. All of you stupid, backward, redneck, racist, homophobic, uneducated yokels need to realize we’re trying to build a better society where we all get to live in harmony with each other, where we’re all equal. If you only understood that you wouldn’t be so much worse of a person than I am.

    So please vote Tom Thoma.

    Help me help you, you worthless hillbillies.

    Thanks for reading this far.

  6. Yahweh ben Yahweh Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 9:50 am

    It’s not too late to change. If you knew your history, which of course you don’t, you’ll remember a time in Mason City when Greeks were dragged away from their homes and forced to assimilate into white society. Well, we want to change that kind of behavior by making sure you go to college and have a small apartment in a busy vibrant city. That will help you rid yourselves of your backward, incorrect culture and way of thinking.

    We’ll do everything we can to make sure you agree with us and say all the right things and not be brainwashed against thinking the same way we do. All of you stupid, backward, redneck, racist, homophobic, uneducated yokels need to realize we’re trying to build a better society where we all get to live in harmony with each other, where we’re all equal. If you only understood that you wouldn’t be so much worse of a person than I am.

    So please vote Tom Thoma.

    Help me help you, you worthless hillbillies.

  7. Antifa Action Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 9:15 am

    Narrowminded, bigoted people (much like this clown) are the problem here in Mason City. Embrace diversity and inclusion. Visit your friendly and caring Black and Brown brothers and sisters. Go shopping in our safe and thriving downtown area. Tour the Cultural Crescent. Enjoy a free skate at the Mason City Arena. Make memories of the future for your children with a walking tour of the construction site of our skywalk.

    Make Mason City Great Again.

    Vote Tom Thoma 2021!

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      October 24, 2021 at 3:16 pm

      I hope you don’t belong to that big group of Mason City business people that tell me to shop local, as they drive their Mercedes, Accura, BMW, or Lexus.

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    October 24, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Why is Matt Markwart not running again?

    Oh ya, he got his ass kicked twice in the past.
    First, he got his pathetic ass kicked by the stupidest person to ever sit on the MC Council, Janet Solberg.
    Then he got his sorry ass handed to him by John Jaszewski, a geriatric retread.

    • Peas n Taters Reply Report comment

      October 29, 2021 at 10:52 am

      But he’s not trying to lease a building, remodeled with city money.