Decision 2021 Preview: Fort Madison mayoral candidates

Updated: Oct. 27, 2021 at 10:10 PM CDT
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FORT MADISON (WGEM) - Voters in Fort Madison will head to the polls next Tuesday, November 2nd to cast their ballots for mayor.

They’ll be choosing between the current mayor, Matt Mohrfeld, who is running for a second term, and Rodney Hoskins II who said he’s lived in Fort Madison for 37 years and has run for city council several times.

Fort Madison Mayor Matt Mohrfeld has been mayor for two years and said he wants to continue to see Fort Madison grow.

“We’re working on some new housing. We’re going to do that through some infrastructure improvements. You saw our new highway going through down there. We’re gonna do that through some curb appeal. Our town’s getting prettier every day,” Mohrfeld said.

Mohrfeld has held several positions besides mayor including county supervisor and councilman plus completed several infrastructure projects like beautifying neighborhoods and he wants to continue those efforts.

“I think the people of Fort Madison deserve a good quality of life. They deserve good infrastructure. They work hard in our town. We’re built on heritage and the river and we need to maximize the value of both of those. So if you believe in that, I’m the person you should vote for,” Mohrfeld said.

Challenging the mayor for office is Rodney Hoskins II who said he should be elected mayor because he’ll focus on the city’s infrastructure and public safety.

“I would rather us to try to get things done a little bit more briskly and be able to get them over the city streets namely done because more or less our infrastructure is kind of like a little detained,” Hoskins II said.

Hoskins II said he doesn’t have experience in politics but is dedicated to communicating openly with you and representing you.

“No matter if the person’s Democrat or Republican. We’re friends. Basically, you might have friends on that Democratic side, but you have friends on that Republican side, but you also have little people that are right down the middle that basically can merge those ideas and say, hey, let’s come up with a better idea,” Hoskins II said.

Polls will be open from 7-am to 8-pm on Tuesday, November 2nd.

You can continue to follow the Decision 2021 coverage as we will have real-time election results.

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