Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
About 60 people were present for the Blackfoot candidate forum at the American Legion on Thursday in Blackfoot. All six mayoral candidates and the seven council candidates who are running for four council seats took part.
BLACKFOOT â€” All six Blackfoot mayoral candidates and seven candidates for the four councilman positions took part in the forum at the American Legion on Thursday.
Each candidate was given five minutes to introduce himself or herself and then questions were taken from the audience.
The mayoral candidates are Carlos Mercado, Dan Cravens, Paul Loomis, Carlos Martinez, John Hobbler and Rick Bigler.
Running for the Blackfoot City Council are:
Seat 1-Ken Ashcraft, Andy Hasselbring and Chris Jensen, who is the incumbent.
Seat 2-Layne (Skip) Gardner
Seat 3-Bart Brown
Seat 4-Jan Simpson
The economy and city taxes were leading discussion items.
See Friday's Morning News for more from the candidate forum.