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Emme enters Ward 2 race

More competition is coming to Mitchell's City Council. Debra Emme has joined the race to represent Ward 2, which consists of southeastern Mitchell. And while she's not a Mitchell native she is excited about the opportunity to keep her adopted hom...

More competition is coming to Mitchell's City Council.

Debra Emme has joined the race to represent Ward 2, which consists of southeastern Mitchell. And while she's not a Mitchell native she is excited about the opportunity to keep her adopted home on the right track.

"But I do feel that a big town can still have that small-town community," said Emme, a Colman-Egan graduate who is now settled in Mitchell. "My husband and I have made our roots and we are branching out. I want to help the town do the same."

Emme said she is actively involved in the community, a mother of three who works at the Davison County Veteran Services and Welfare offices, serves as a Girl Scout Troop No. 57005 leader, is Cub Scout Pack No. 75 committee chair, is a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion Auxiliary and more.

She said she hopes to bring some new perspective and ideas to the council, and said locals can expect to see campaign signs that are "homemade and from the heart."

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Emme is expected to square off with incumbent Councilman Kevin McCardle. As of Sunday, only Wards 1 and 2 are expected to be competitive races, with Councilman Marty Barington and Jeff Smith set to coast back into office unopposed if no competitor files nominating petitions by the end of Tuesday.

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