In Ramsey, longtime council member Sarah Strommen is running for mayor against incumbent Bob Ramsey. Both are extremely passionate about their city, but their visions couldn't be much more different.
Strommen, the only woman on the seven-member council, served two terms between 2002 and 2008. She gave up politics to spend more time with her young son, then returned to the council last year after winning a special election to fill the seat vacated by David Jeffrey, who was battling pancreatic cancer.
A Fulbright scholar who holds degrees from Grinnell College and Duke University, Strommen's time away from politics afforded her a different perspective of the way the city can be run.