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Mack, Boettger to compete for councilor-at-large

NEW ULM — The race for New Ulm City Council President comes down to Larry Mack and Andrea Boettger.

In a three-way race for the council president seat, Mack and Boettger received the top votes during the primary, Tuesday. Incumbent Council President Charlie Schmitz came in third. Schmitz has served as council president since January 2009.

This is the second time Mack and Boettger will face each other in a city council election. In 2018, both campaigned for the City Council Fourth Ward. Mack was the incumbent and narrowly won the campaign by a difference of 10 votes.

Mack’s term as Fourth Ward councilor does not end until 2022. He has served as a councilor since 2015.

Mack said the primary was a good clean election campaign and he looked forward to a challenge in November.

“I have the time to serve and the experience,” Mack said.

Boettger is the Executive Director and Manager of Turner Hall, co-founder of the Women’s Forum and a member of the Chamber Board of Directors. She and her husband Jeff have two children, Jordan and Jackson.

“I am really happy to progress,” Boettger said. “I am working hard to earn the votes of the people in New Ulm.”

New Ulm voters will get to choose the council president during the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The First Ward City Council seat is also up for election. Chad Cooreman has filed for the First Ward Council seat currently held by David Christian. Christian was first elected to the city council in 2016 and is seeking a second term.

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