a special election for council president will be held this spring to fill the spot; four candidates filed and after a March 19 primary, two city council members, Randy Staver and Michael Wojcik, advanced to May 7 election.
"Currently, the Rochester City Council is one of the most conservative in the state. A victory in this race will begin the shift towards a progressive majority"
Here is info on Wojcik, but it doesn't matter because Wojcik quit to endorse Staver, but they are holding election anyway to make it official.
Rochester City Council - Ward 2
Type of Seat:Challenger
Michael Wojcik is a 31-year-old and was a first time candidate that was elected to Rochester City Council, Ward 2. Michael is an electrical engineer by training and currently works as an adjunct professor of finance at St. Mary's University. Michael also services as Chair of the Olmsted County Environmental Commission. Michael ran to bring responsible and ethical leadership to the Rochester City Council. Currently, the Rochester City Council is one of the most conservative in the state. A victory in this race will begin the shift towards a progressive majority. In this non-partisan race, Michael is one of five challengers to conservative incumbent Marcia Marcoux. Michael knocked on thousands of doors, and wasthe only candidate known to have been door-knocking. This investment in Rochester politics is an essential first step in one of the most important progressive targets in the state