It may be that difference in candidates that draws out the voters. Incumbent, Gary Wescott is running for his ninth year. He says his proven public policy can get the area through the worst budget crisis in State history.
His challenger, Amy Heart, a programs assistant with the University of Stevens Point says she will make sure every voice is represented. Her top priority is controlling urban sprawl and maintaining business development inside Stevens Point as opposed to developing the fringes of the city.
Both candidates differ on how to handle the redevelopment of Highway 10. Wescott supports a Highway bypass and Heart would like to see a traffic study completed by the Department of Transportation but she doesn't believe a four-lane bypass would enhance the city.
Polls open at city locations in Stevens Point at 7:00 a.m.