The race for New Ulm City Council heated up as Andrea Boettger and Chad Cooreman entered the election. Boettger is running for councilor-at-large, and Cooreman is seeking the First Ward seat. Boettger said she would bring a fresh perspective to the council and would ask the right questions. Boettger is the executive director of Turner Hall. She ran for the Fourth Ward seat in 2018 but lost to Councilor Larry Mack by 10 votes. Boettger will once again run against Mack, but this time for councilor-at-large. Incumbent Councilor-at-large Charlie Schmitz is running for re-election, meaning it is a three-way race for the seat. Three candidates in the race force a primary on Tuesday, August 11. Cooreman is seeking the First Ward seat and will be running against incumbent David Christian who was first elected in 2016. He is the Green Mill Catering Director. He currently serves as the Chamber Convention & Visitor Bureau (CVB) Chair and has served on the Oak Hills Memorial Foundation board of directors. If elected he believes rebuilding New Ulm’s business community was the top issue and wanted to support the Economic Development Authority. Today is the last day to file for the November 3 election. Candidates interested in being on the ballot for a city, county, or state office must file before city and county offices close.

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