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Candidates on TV forum Wednesday

Mayoral and council hopefuls will speak and answer questions.

By ANNE LINDBERG
Published February 25, 2007


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SEMINOLE - Do you have a burning question you want to ask one of the candidates for mayor or City Council?

Seminole is hosting a televised forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday to give voters a chance to learn about the two mayoral contenders and the four people vying for three council seats in the March 13 election.

A representative from the League of Women Voters will moderate. Candidates will make opening statements and then field questions from the floor. Organizers will take questions up to 4 p.m. Wednesday via e-mail at ldemuth@myseminole.com.

The forum will be televised live on Channel 15 and rerun throughout the week of March 5. The public also is invited to watch it live Wednesday at Seminole City Hall, 9199 113th St. N.

Fast Facts:

 

On the dais

Mayor: Incumbent Mayor Jimmy Johnson faces former council member Trina Watkins. The mayor serves a three-year term and earns $9,300 a year.

Council: Three seats are up for grabs. Candidates are incumbents Dan Hester, Patricia Hartstein and Bob Matthews and first-time challenger Patricia Plantamura. Members earn $5,562 a year. The top two candidates will get three-year terms; the third candidate will serve a one-year term.

[Last modified February 24, 2007, 20:46:32]


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