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Here's a look at who is — and isn't — running for city council in 2016

Here's a look at who is — and isn't — running for city council in 2016

Mark Bilderback announced on Wednesday his intentions to seek a third term on the Rochester City Council, making him the final of the four incumbents up for re-election in 2016 to make his plans known.

Bilderback, a lifelong Rochester resident who has represented the Fourth Ward since 2008, is retiring from his full-time job at Mayo Clinic in July. He said doing so will allow him to focus even more time on council work.

"We need to make sure that we maintain and nurture what has made Rochester great as we continue towards a greater Rochester of tomorrow," he said in a news release.

 
 

Council Member Michael Wojcik, Second Ward, and City City Council President Randy Staver have both announced plans to seek re-election. 

Meantime, Council Member Sandra Means, who has served the Sixth Ward since 2003, said earlier this week she will not seek another term in office.

At this point only one challenger, local business owner and neighborhood activist Sean Allen, has declared candidacy. Allen is running against Staver for council president, a citywide election.

Interested candidates can formally file for election between May 17 and May 31 at the city clerk's office. Ward positions pay just under $20,000 per year; the annual salary for council president is around $25,000.


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