Williams, Buchholz advance in Ramsey at-large council race

Ramsey voters decided Tuesday evening that Kristine Williams and Wayne Buchholz would face off in the general election Nov. 4 for the vacant at-large council member seat.

Kristine Williams

Kristine Williams

Williams received 682 votes (40.57 percent) and Buchholz got 579 votes (34.44 percent). Terry Hendriksen came in third with 306 votes (18.2 percent) and Thomas Towberman had 114 votes (6.78 percent).

Williams, 34, is a real estate manager for Canadian Pacific Railway. She and her husband have lived in Ramsey for 12 years residents. She is currently a commissioner on the Ramsey Economic Development Authority.

When ABC Newspapers asked what her main campaign issues are, she said, “I am passionate about our city and want to continue the positive momentum created by our mayor and council.”

Wayne Buchholz

Wayne Buchholz

Buchholz said the issues most important to him are police, fire, roads and looking for ways to minimize government involvement and reduce taxes.

The at-large seat Buchholz and Williams are running for is currently held by Randy Backous.

For more information about these two candidates, follow this link.

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