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Mayoral Candidate Diane Marlin Outlines Her Goals For Urbana

Urbana mayoral candidate Diane Marlin.

Urbana Democratic mayoral candidate and alderwoman Diane Marlin. Jim Meadows / Illinois Public Media

Voters in Urbana are casting ballots to elect their first new mayor in 12 years. They’ll be choosing between Republican Rex Bradfield and Democrat Diane Marlin, who defeated incumbent mayor Laurel Prussing in last month’s primary.

Marlin serves on the Urbana City Council, representing Ward Seven on the south side of the city. She says she would work to make city government more effective and business-friendly.

Illinois Public Media’s Jim Meadows spoke with Marlin on a range of topics, starting what what she sees as her qualifications for the job.