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7 News: Butler Jr.'wouldn't pursue' full-time mayor position
Posted by news on 9/27/2017 4:51:00 AM.
Joe Butler Jr. says he's against Watertown moving to a so-called "strong mayor" form of government.


Switching up the current layout--which includes city council, mayor and a city manager--has become a hot topic lately.
 
This as some of the challengers in the race for the two open seats on city council have campaigned on the platform of eliminating the position of city manager.
 
That move would make the role of mayor full time, something Butler tells 7 News "he wouldn't pursue." Butler says the way the city runs now has "worked so well over the last 90-plus years."
 
Meanwhile, the race for council is down to four candidates who are all vying for the two seats in November.
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