As Lanesboro voters go to the polls next Tuesday, they will find only one name on the ballot to elect their city's mayor. However, the name will be a familiar one as Steven Rahn has served their community as mayor for the past 10 years.

Rahn is retired and he and his wife, Cheryl, have three children, Bonnie Grebin, Rachel Strahl and Jennie Baune, as well as four grandchildren.

As part of the Republican-Leader's election coverage, Rahn answered the following questions regarding his views and priorities for the city of Lanesboro.

What has motivated you to file for this office? If you are an incumbent please note how many years you have served and why you wish to continue.

I have served as mayor for 10 years and work with great council members, which makes the job easier.

Name one characteristic you have that has enabled or would enable you to be a valuable member of this office?

I am able to see more than one viewpoint.

In these difficult economic times, how would you prioritize the needs for the city?

Service to the people comes first with infrastructure needs being met as money becomes available.

Is there an upcoming issue that you feel needs to be addressed by the city?

There are a few projects in the works where finding money is an issue. There is the dam project and numerous street projects.