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Three candidates for City Council's At-Large Seat "A"

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Sioux Falls voters are less than a week from the municipal and school board election. All week long, KSFY News is getting you ready to fill out your ballot.

This time, we're taking a look at the Sioux Falls City Council At-Large seats. Five candidates and two open seats. 

Voters will have two options on the ballot: Seat A and Seat B. For the At-Large Seat "A", voters will select one of three candidates. 

Current city council member Rex Rolfing is hoping to hold onto his seat for another four-year term. 

He tells KSFY News a lot has happened over the last four years and there's still a lot to be done. One goal of his: completing a transit task force, among others in this vibrant town. 

"If you're not growing, you're dying. One thing I don't want to have happen around here is that we stop growing and stop progressing in a manner that is conservative financially and good for the community as a whole," At-Large "A" incumbent Rex Rolfing said. 

On a state level, Manny Steele spent eight years as a South Dakota lawmaker. His goal now is to take his skills as a Representative back to his hometown where he says meeting the needs of the people, locally, is  vital. 

"The financial responsibility I feel is critical especially right now. We have additional income, our economy is doing well but we also have a lot of debt, we need to be able to balance this through...debt we have and needs for our people," At-Large "A" candidate Manny Steele said. 

A younger face, 23 year-old Emmett Reistroffer built his local consulting business from the ground up. He may be new to the City Council race but not new to the community. 

"I'm really in touch with the people. I've been involved with a lot of community projects, neighborhood beautification and helping people get engaged with the decision-making process. For me, it's taking the next steps with my activism so I can make a difference," At-Large "A" candidate Emmett Reistroffer said. "My generation has a lot at stake with a lot of the decisions we're making today. We need to be prudent and fiscally conservative and making good decisions with how we use the taxpayer money."

Three different candidates are vying for the At-Large Seat "A" with one thing in common: to better a growing Sioux Falls. 

Take a closer look at the ballot here: http://www.siouxfalls.org/council/city-clerk/election-information/2014-election.aspx 

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