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September 20, 2013

Eight to run for Camanche council

CAMANCHE — The papers are in and eight nominees will try for a seat on the Camanche City Council during the November election.

The candidates are Lewis Creed, Charlie Blount, Mike McManus, Linda Kramer, Marvin Lund, Greg Nelson, Gary Kampe and Bill Wruck.

The five new candidates will face off for a chance at three City Council seats that are up for re-election, while Kramer, Kampe and Nelson try to retain their positions on the council for another term.

Also up for re-election is Mayor Ken Fahlbeck, but he will not run unopposed. City Councilman Trevor Willis will try his hand at a mayoral run, without much for a campaign strategy. 

"I'm not really going to campaign," Willis said. "I think actions speak louder than words and I hope I can gain the support of the people of Camanche."

Although this is Willis' first try at mayor, he understands the responsibilities he and the City Council are weighed down by, but for many of the City Council nominees, this will be the first experience they have with city government. 

McManus doesn't feel too out of place though. He feels his past six years serving on the Park and Recreation board and the support he has received from the community give him a strong chance at gaining a seat on the City Council.

"A lot of people in the community already know me well and know what I stand for," McManus said. "I thought about holding off and running for the next election but the support I have gotten made me decide to go ahead and do it."

Candidate Wruck plans on using his experience as a former union president to his advantage and hopes that his previous work with budget planning will put him a step ahead of the other challengers.

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