Amy Scoggins and Paul Rebholz will continue serve on the Woodbury City Council after voters re-elected the incumbents Tuesday, according to the unofficial results from the Secretary of State.
There were two seats up for election this year, and Mike Thissen, Mark Doree and Joe Grinols fell short in their respective bids to represent the city.
Both Scoggins and Rebholz earned third terms on the council.
Paul Rebholz: 1,1476 (26.39 percent)
Amy Scoggins: 16,177 (37.20 percent)
Mark Doree: 4,511 (10.37 percent)
Mike Thissen: 7,978 (18.35 percent)
Joe Grinols: 2,995 (6.89 percent)
Statements from Candidates
I am so excited to have the opportunity to continue serving our community as a city council member. We have a positive, productive group representing our city and I am so honored that I've been elected for another term.
I would like to congratulate Amy and Paul on their re-election to City Council. The voters have spoken and my efforts didn't rise to the heights of public office. I will not give up on my quest to bring a voice to the council from every part of the city. I will continue to work towards a a ward system for the residents of Woodbury, as I know it's the best way to move the city forward. In closing I just want to say thanks to all my supports and their words of wisdom and help along the way. I couldn't have come this far without them. I have learned a lot from each of you. Thank You.
Rebholz said he appreciated the support of friends who worked on his campaign, and voters who cast their ballots in his favor.
“It’s a humbling experience to have somebody cast a vote for you,” he told Patch Wednesday morning.
Looking ahead, Rebholz said he would like to explore traffic concerns in the future, and how development changes traffic patterns and the city has to keep up with increased costs for roadwork.
There are also issues with speeding in the city and the fact that so many of Woodbury’s arterial roads are controlled by the county, Rebholz said.
“It’s a dynamic issue,” he said.
Also, as the city continues to mature, Rebholz said Woodbury will have to transition from its focus on development in the coming years and try to maintain a high level of government service to residents.
“How do we continue to do that at a reasonable cost in the future?” he said.
There are other exciting things on the horizon, Rebholz said, including opening Phase 2 for development, the expansion of the Bielenberg Sports Center and the urban village.
He said he’s looking forward to another four years on the council.
“It’s a rewarding experience to be an elected official,” Rebholz said.
Free Speech & Assembly in Woodbury
"CODE OF ORDINANCES - City of WOODBURY
Chapter 16 - 16-61
ARTICLE III. - PARK RULES
No processions, parades, pageants, ceremonies, exhibitions, celebrations, training exercises, speeches, entertainment or other public gatherings shall be allowed to pass through or take place in any public street, site or open space except by permit issued by the public safety (police) department.
I would like to thank my supporters. I ran for Woodbury City Council to bring to light an unneeded restriction in Woodbury on speech which is a basic Constitutional Right. Free-speech and the long term goal of a debt free city were the cornerstone of my campaign. Free-speech is not a radical idea for our country. A debt free city should not be a radical plan either.
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