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Montrose City Council

Michelle Otto

My name is Michelle Otto, and I am seeking a position on the Montrose City Council.

Montrose has been my home for almost 40 years. I grew up here, and, along with my husband, plan on raising all four of our children here. I attended Montrose Elementary, and graduated from Buffalo High School.

I enjoy volunteering in my community. I have been a Girl Scout leader for the past six years. Currently, I am very active with the American Cancer Society, and serve as a committee chair for the Relay for Life in Delano. I also organized and run the concession stand at Carver Field in the summer during the youth ball games. All proceeds have been donated to organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, and Montrose Days Committee, which I also serve on. This year, I intend on donating the money for field and building improvements.

Why are you running for Montrose City Council?

I have decided to run for city council so we can bring a new direction to Montrose. It’s time to rid our current administration of the “us vs. them” mentality and start working together.

I have no personal agendas, I just want to do what’s best for the area residents and make Montrose a desirable place to live – not only for the residents already living here, but for anyone else considering moving here.

What do you believe are the top two issues facing the city, and what are your proposed solutions?

I have a few issues I intend on working on if elected. The first one is working on what I, and many others, consider are excessively high water bills. I intend on investigating the reason for such a high bill, and seeing what we can do to reduce these excessive bills and get them more in line with surrounding communities.

I also believe there needs to be more accountability with how our tax money is being spent. It is time we take back our community and make sure we run it as a team – not by just a select few.

What specifically can this unit of government do to cut costs and operate efficiently, while still maintaining service to taxpayers?

More accountability in city hall; less city employees at meetings.

I have grown tired of the “good ol’ boys club” mentality. It’s time for a change and to take this town toward a new direction.

If you feel the same, then let’s do something about it. You can make a difference. I need your support. Please vote for me in the November election. My promise to you is, I will always stand up for what is right and always put the best interests of my community first.

Lloyd Johnson

No answers were provided to the questions sent to this candidate by the Delano Herald Journal staff.

Sharon Knodel

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Gary Krause

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