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Rochester City Council Ward 5 candidates discuss what makes a good council member

The two candidates for the council seat were asked about the position and why they decided to run for office.

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Shaun Palmer and Saida Omar.
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ROCHESTER — Two candidates for the Ward 5 seat on the Rochester City CouncilSaida Omar and Shaun Palmer – were asked to provide responses to a question designed to help introduce them to voters

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The two-part question posed was: What do you see as the ideal qualities for a council member, and what prompted you to run for office?

The Post Bulletin requested a video response of up to 90 seconds in length from each candidate. Here are the responses we received:

Saida Omar

Shaun Palmer

The candidates for the seat, which represents much of Northeast Rochester, will be on the Nov. 8 general election ballot.

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Watch postbulletin.com for more candidate questions and responses as the election approaches.

Randy Petersen joined the Post Bulletin in 2014 and became the local government reporter in 2017. An Elkton native, he's worked for a variety of Midwest papers as reporter, photographer and editor since graduating from Winona State University in 1996. Readers can reach Randy at 507-285-7709 or rpetersen@postbulletin.com.
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