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Austin mayoral candidate Marian Clennon

Occupation:Owner of Toots Hot Dogs.

Family:Two sons, Patrick and his wife live in Noblesville, Ind., and Colin lives in Albany, Ga.

Favorite activities:Walking, quilting, traveling by train.

Previous public office, volunteer activities or professional activities that might help you in office:

3 1/2 years as council member 3rd Ward, volunteer for CAB and Desperate Tears, volunteer for fundraising for Mower County Humane Society, former member of Rules Advisory Committee for Cedar River Watershed District, secretary for Minnesota Women in City Government, vice chair of Delivering Services Policy Committee for the League of Minnesota Cities.



1) What are the biggest challenges facing the city of Austin now and for the near future?

a) Bringing back the discussion of the rental ordinance, b) settling overdue union contracts, c) bringing employers to Austin, d) bringing trust and respect back to the council.

2) How will you work to overcome those challenges?

a) Bring landlords, tenants and neighbors to the council to discuss, b) Have discussions with staff and unions together, c) Make personal phone calls to prospective companies, d) Keep discussion at meetings and maintain respect.

3) What makes you stand out as the best candidate for mayor?

I have a proven record of working with people of Austin and employees. They know that I will do my best at asking to get a project done.

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