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2016 Election Podcasts: Rochester City Council Ward 4

2016 Election Podcasts: Rochester City Council Ward 4

This is the second installment of our podcast series with local candidates.

Check out our interviews with the candidates for Ward 2.

 
 

Incumbent: Mark Bilderback

Bio from campaign news release: Mark Bilderback is seeking a third term in the 2016 election. Having served in various capacities of community service over the years, Bilderback said he wants to continue working on strengthening neighborhoods, and the city of Rochester.

He was first elected to the city council in November 2008 serving the 4th ward. He was subsequently re-elected in November 2012.

Bilderback said he has decided to run for re-election because he will be retiring from his full-time job in July of 2016, which will allow him to dedicate more time to the Rochester City Council.

Challenger: Nick Moucha

Bio from Facebook page: Nick Moucha (pronounced "mocha" like his favorite coffee drink) is a young entrepreneur, who lives in the heart of downtown Rochester with his wife and baby daughter. 

When he moved to Rochester five years ago, he saw opportunity. He saw potential. Today, as president of the Downtown Rochester Neighborhood Association and member of the Heart of the City DMC Advisory Committee, he's committed to putting that potential into action. That is why he is asking for your vote to represent the Fourth Ward on the City Council.

Interviews were recorded between Sept. 21-23, 2016.

Election Day is Nov. 8. Additional voting resources can be found here.


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(Left to right: Bilderback and Moucha)

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