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Get out and vote: Iowa City Council candidates vie for District B and two at-large seats

Posted by Little Village | Nov 7, 2017 | Community/News

Three candidates are running for two at-large seats and two candidates are running for the District B seat. Polls are open until 8 p.m. in Johnson County. Find your polling station on the county website.

At-Large

Kingsley Botchway II

‘It is more about empowering people’: Iowa City Council candidate Kingsley Botchway II hopes to continue making Iowa City a home for everyone

Iowa City Council member Kingsley Botchway II, who is currently serving in an at-large seat as mayor pro-tem, is running for re-election in the Nov. 7 election emphasizing the issues of affordability, economic development and mental health in Iowa City. Read More

Mazahir Salih

‘A better life is something you build’: Iowa City Council candidate Mazahir Salih hopes to create a more inclusive community

Mazahir Salih, a candidate for one of two at-large seats on the Iowa City Council, is focusing her campaign on building a more inclusive community in Iowa City by addressing affordable housing, building partnerships with local businesses and improving public transportation. Read More

Angela Winnike

‘I think we need leadership that represents everyone’: Angela Winnike wants to bring a new voice to the Iowa City Council

Ask Angela Winnike, a candidate for one of the two at-large city council seats, why she is running for the Iowa City Council, and she talks about making the council a better reflection of the city’s population. Read More

District B

Ryan Hall

‘This is about a movement’: District B candidate Ryan Hall wants to bridge the gap between students and others in Iowa City

University of Iowa undergraduate Ryan Hall said he believes his candidacy for the District B city council seat can bring together students and other residents of Iowa City. Read More

Susan Mims

Susan Mims wants to bring her experience as a member of the Iowa City Council to District B

Susan Mims’ eight years of experience on the Iowa City Council is evident as she speaks about the issues. Mims can readily cite 15-point plans the council has adopted and weigh the benefits of different approaches to zoning regulations, while discussing the issues that face Iowa City. Read More


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