Rochester council president candidates discuss reasons to vote for them

Three candidates were asked what they would say to change a voter's mind before the primary election.

At-large city council - Candidates combined
Rochester City Council At-large candidates: Brooke Carlson, Vangie Castro and Kathleen Harrington.

With time running out to change early votes for the Aug. 11, Rochester's three candidates for city council president -- Brooke Carlson , K athleen Harrington and Vangie Castro -- were asked why voters should consider supporting them.

The question posed was: If someone has already cast their vote for another candidate, what would you say to encourage them to go through the process of changing their vote before Aug. 11?

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

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Kathleen Harrington 0000017d-a955-debd-a17d-fb5d551b0000

Vangie Castro 0000017d-a955-debd-a17d-fb5d551f0000

The three candidates are on the ballot for the Aug. 11 primary election, which will narrow candidates to two for the citywide 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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