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Brittney Marschall files for Rochester's Ward 5 seat

Brittney Marschall files for Rochester's Ward 5 seat

Rochester resident Brittney Marschall said Thursday that she plans to run for the wide open Ward 5 Rochester City Council seat.

Marschall is a former Marine who spent four years in logistics traveling to Japan, Thailand, Korea and Iraq. She now works in Olmsted County's administration office.

“I consider serving on the city council not as politics, but as public service,"  said Marschall. "I want to do all that I can to make Rochester a better place to live, work, and raise a family.”

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In addition to her military service, Marschall has continued to pursue higher education opportunities. She has her bachelors degree from Winona State University and this summer will be completing her masters in communication from Purdue University. 

“Rochester needs strong leaders who come to the table with ideas,” said Marschall, who lives in Rochester with her husband and their five kids. “I look forward to being an independent voice on the council and representing our entire city, including our youth, our seniors, and our diverse ethnic communities and neighborhoods.” 

More info on Marschall can be found on her campaign website.

Three other candidates — Mike Walters, Byron Clark and Shaun C. Palmer — have filed for the seat. Incumbent Mark Hickey has said he will not be seeking re-election this year. A primary will be held Aug. 14.

Cover photo courtesy campaign

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