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Wojcik joins race for City Council President

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Michael Wojcik announced his candidacy for the role of City Council President -- joining interim City Council President Randy Staver and Rochester residents Jan Throndson and Jeff Thompson on the list of people vying for the seat.

At the first city council meeting since that announcement, Wojcik spoke extensively about several issues -- including the now failed decision to place a billboard on West Circle Drive, an issue Staver and Wojcik both voted in support of.

But both Wojick and Staver also took tonight's meeting as an opportunity to express support for Destination Medical Center.

"The City Council is solidly behind this," Wojcik said. "This is so important for our community. This is not only the opportunity of a lifetime for Rochester. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for any American city."

"Rochester, we're just kind of the impetus for it," Staver said. "Really this just affects so many people in our state and I just think it is a wonderful opportunity."

The special election for Rochester City Council President takes place on March 19th.

If either Staver or Wojcik win the election, another special election would have to be held to fill their seat.

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