Winona, MN (WXOW)-- Voters in Winona will elect a new mayor in November. Tuesday night those voters chose two candidates to advance to that general election.
Mark Peterson and George Borzyskowski are the top two vote getters. Borzyskowski is a current member of the city council, and Peterson is the director of the local historical society. They will advance to the November general election with the winner to replace longtime mayor, Jerry Miller, who is stepping down after 16 years on the job.
The two candidates each possess different backgrounds, and levels of political experience.
"I think I have a lot of good name recognition and I was the first to announce that I was running, and I think that helped," Peterson said. "I've been working very hard at it and I think that's what it takes; a lot of hard work. This is the first time for me to file for office and I think people are looking for a fresh, new voice, and I think I provide that."
Meanwhile Borzyskowski says it's his experience that makes him the best candidate.
"Again, as I campaigned throughout, my 14 years of experience serving on the city council gives me an upper edge," Borzyskowski said. "I've been through budget cuts and budget reductions."
Both candidates now say they'll take a couple of weeks off before beginning their campaigns for the general election.
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