Eau Claire (WQOW) -- Emily Berge announced Wednesday that she will run for the city council seat in District 1.
In a release, Berge said she earned a master's degree from UW-Stout in mental health counseling in 2006 and has worked in the community as a counselor since.
She said this experience would help guide her as a city council member, adding: "With my counseling background, I know how to ask questions and seek out people’s experiences. I truly appreciate the process of dialogue and understanding. As someone who has grown increasingly frustrated by our elected officials not seeking out their constituents thoughts or even listening to those who do speak up, I think it is time for me to be the change I want to see."
Tim Tewalt is the incumbent in District 1. He has held the seat since 2015.