Speech to Text for Albert Lea Mayor Race
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november ballot... candidates for albert lea mayor. alea mayoral race-vobp-1 alea mayoral race-vobp-2 kimt news 3's annalise johnson is following this race and has the latest results for us from the courthouse. live she joins us live now... annalise? alea mayoral race-maplive-2 katie - i'm here at the freeborn county courthouse where crews are hard at work counting ballots. here are the results so far - pe albert lea mayor:100% 9.8% 47.09% 43.11% current mayor vern rassmussen got xx percent of the vote.... will be challenging him come november with xx percent. it's an important position as the city faces big issues including access to health care. but i wanted to know - what other issues do these men have at the top of their priority list. xxx alea mayoral race-mpkg-1 alea mayoral race-mpkg-2 current mayor vern rasmussen currently oversees the city but he's also a physical therapist at mayo clinic health systems. to rasmussen - a critical issue is attracting people to come and stay in albert lea. alea mayoral race-mpkg-3 we gotta maintain our taxes. we got make sure theyre at a level people can really live the lives they want to lead in an affordable type of way and we need to give them attractions. we need to try to beautify our community to make sure we really bring the needs they need for their families or their businesses 13 secs alea mayoral race-mpkg-5 cg: his november competitor - george marin is a pastor at grace christian church. he is also a former city council member. to marin - supporting and developing local businesses is a pertinent issue the city is facing. alea mayoral race-mpkg-4 there's a disconnect between city hall and the business community. we have some phenomenal businesses here - some great manufacturing going on here in albert lea and we need to go back and win the heart of our local business community 14 secs alea mayoral race-ltag-2 and with xx percent of the vote john severtson will not be appearing on the november ballot. he hopes the future mayor will bring better paying jobs and quality housing to town. live in albert lea, annalise johnson kimt news 3. / thank you annalise. your team 20-18 primary coverage continues just ahead with more results rolling in... tease 1-vo-3 lowerthirdbanner:why the primaries matter plus - we're taking