The following candidates are set for the Mason City council election scheduled for September 20, 2016. This election is for the vacant at-large seat, formerly held by the late Alex Kuhn, who died on July 15. Many citizens see this election as critical for the future trajectory of Mason City with possible impacts on the surrounding area.
This page was created as a reference to help inform the voters and public about the candidates.
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The candidates are listed in the order they announced their campaigns:
Name, Supported Prestage plant?, Link to Announcement, Interview
Max Weaver, NO, CLICK HERE,
Andy O’brien, YES: STATEMENT, CLICK HERE, –
Paul Adams, NO, CLICK HERE,
Jacob Krueger, NO, CLICK HERE, –
Jeff Christie, His quote: “Yes in the sense of development”, CLICK HERE, –
Joshua Masson, NO, CLICK HERE,
Scott Peterson, HIS QUOTE: “I initially held interest in Prestage as I considered the possible economic boost it could bring to the community along with new job creation. But after much research and many discussions on the issue I felt I could not support a slaughterhouse like this on our community. My biggest concerns were environmental factors and job quality. I heard many people voice concerns over an influx of migrant workers and the cultural impact it could have on our community. I must state that I in no way would take ethnicity into account when making a decision on such a matter.”, CLICK HERE,
John Carden (NO PHOTO SUBMITTED), His quote: “I would have voted no”, CLICK HERE, –