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Get out and vote today

Today’s primary election is the first step to setting the course for the City Council

There are exciting things afoot in Fort Dodge. Fort Dodge and Webster County are well-positioned to prosper if creative leaders in government and the private sector leverage assets and resources appropriately to take advantage of the very real opportunities for business and commercial development.

Assorted governmental and private sector assessments of the options available to Fort Dodge have attracted intense interest and stimulated extensive discussion. It has become clear that with enlightened leadership and selfless volunteer efforts, the Fort Dodge of tomorrow can be a place that will inspire pride and could become a favored destination for both visitors and corporate investors.

That’s why the current City Council election is so important.

Today is the primary election for the at-large seat on the council that is to be filled in this year’s eelction.

The candidates are Councilman Neven Conrad, who is seeking his second four-year-term; Eugene Newsome; and Jim Underwood. Only the top two vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 5 general election.

The individuals voters choose to serve on the council will help decide whether the exciting options that exist materialize or slip from our grasp. That means that today is the day for Fort Dodeg voters to start making their opinions known by voting.

Today’s primary is the first stage of this year’s city election process. Voters living all across Fort Dodge have important choices to make.

Show your commitment to Fort Dodge’s future by voting in today’s primary election. Those who cast a ballot will help shape our town’s future.