Randy Staver will seek second term as city council president in 2016
Rochester City Council President Randy Staver said on Thursday that he will seek a second term in 2016.
In a news release, Staver said he would continue to support policies that "promote growth in a fiscally responsible way."
"I've tried to lead the council with integrity and a strong sense of public service," he said. "We need a moderate voice who can build consensus, achieve compromise and find solutions that bring people together and I think I've done that."
Staver, who works as an IT manager at Mayo Clinic, said he can provide the leadership needed to address new challenges like affordable housing, workforce development and transportation.
"We have achieved a great deal but our continued success will require thoughtful, reasoned leadership and together we can meet the challenges."
Staver was first elected to the council in November 2010 as a representative of the fifth ward. He was elected council president in 2013 during a special election to fill the position after the death of Dennis Hanson.
He is the first of the four candidates up for reelection next year to formally announce intentions to run. Challengers have yet to come forward.
(Cover photo: File / The Med City Beat)