Rochester City Council Ward 2 candidates discuss proposed park referendum

Three candidates voice opinions on whether funding for park improvements should be put on a ballot.

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Three candidates for the Ward 2 seat on the Rochester City Council -- Mark Bransford , Michael Wojcik and Denise Welte

-- were asked to provide their thoughts on a potential park referendum.

The question posed was: Would you support creating a ballot referendum in an effort to generate added tax revenue for park improvements?

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

Mark Bransford 0000017d-a955-debd-a17d-fb5d175e0000

Michael Wojcik 0000017d-a955-debd-a17d-fb5d17630000

Denise Welte 0000017d-a955-debd-a17d-fb5d17690000

The candidates for the seat, which represents portions of southwest and northwest Rochester, are on the ballot for the Aug. 11 primary election to narrow candidates to two for the Nov. 3 general election.


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
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