DES MOINES, Iowa — "This Week in Iowa" is back!
Des Moines City Council elections are fast approaching, and Local 5 is beginning by talking to the candidates for Ward 1.
The incumbent, Bill Gray, was born and raised in Des Moines. He's a graduate of Dowling Catholic High School and the University of Iowa.
His challenger, Marcus Coenen is from Creston and has lived all over the world as a transportation planner, but now calls Des Moines home. He's currently the president of the Beaverdale Neighborhood Association.
Watch all of the interviews with the 2021 city council candidates on YouTube: