Wagner challenges incumbent Motin for Ward 4

Battle-tested candidates Jennifer Wagner and Paul Motin square off in the race for Ward 4 of the Elk River City Council.

They were the top finishers in primary election in August. They beat out Dennis Chuba.

Wagner came in first with 136 votes, followed by Motin with 89 and  Chuba with 82.

Motin is the incumbent, having served on the Elk River City Council since 1999.

Below is more on both candidates from a questionnaire from the Star News.

Paul S. Motin

Address: 10448 172nd Lane NW, Elk River, MN 55330

Age: 53

Family: Two daughters:  Elizabeth (Beth) Graduating from SCSU in December 2014; Emily Senior at Elk River High School

Occupation: Attorney amp; certified public accountant, Motin Law Office, PA, 327 Main Street, Elk River, including estate planning (wills amp; trusts), probate law, guardianships, tax law, real estate and business planning