Rochester Mayor Kim Norton re-elected to a second term

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(ABC 6 News) – Rochester mayor Kim Norton has been re-elected to a second term in office.

Norton defeated challenger Britt Noser 26,809 to 19,314.

Kim Norton is the first woman to hold the position of Mayor in Rochester. She was elected in 2018 and took office on January 1st 2019. Norton previously served in the Minnesota House of Representatives for 10 years and spent eight years as a member of the Rochester Public School Board.

Mayor Norton said, “it was nice to wake up early Wednesday morning and see the results and get things kind of reaffirmed, and then get back to work.”

Mayor Norton also addressed what it’s going to be like working with a new city council person, as Norman Wahl was elected in Rochester City Council Ward 3 by defeating Vangie Castro, 63%-37%.

“It’s always exciting actually to have a new voice at the table and there’s a learning curve that happens. We just watched that happen 2 years ago with 4 new members. The learning curve is steep, but I think that transition should be pretty easy for him [Wahl].”