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one way or another ? there will be some new faces in rochester city leadership this fall. and that could mean big changes in the direction the city is heading.. kimt news three's deedee stiepan joins us live in rochester this morning to explain. the rochester city clerk tell the number of people who filed their candidacy for city offices this year is unprecidented. that could be because three of the four offices up for election are wide open. only the ward three city council seat has an incumbent running. the mayor and two other city council members decided not to run for another term. but it's not just elected officials changing over ? key leadership roles within the city have also changed over. council member michael wojcik ? who is not up for re? election this year says what we're seeing right now is something he thinks rochester has needed for a "we are seeing a generational change in the city of rochester leadership, a lot of old faces are going away and a lot of young people are stepping up and that's good for the prosperity and vitality of the community. i'm excited to see some of these changes, i appreciate the work that some of my colleagues have done but clearly it's time for some fresh faces to step up and give rochester the vibrant leadership it needs." just this week the city council ? mayor and other city staff met to hammer out top priorities for the city moving forward. coming up in 20 minutes ? i'll tell you about one big change wojcik says could be possible with new leadership in place. live in rochester deedee stiepan thanks deedee. minnesota's august primary is just over a month away and election officials are predicting high voter turnout.