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Sandpoint City Council candidates' forum - Oct. 28

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Candidates to take the spotlight at Oct. 28 forum


Sandpoint residents will have the opportunity to hear from the seven candidates for Sandpoint City Council – and quiz the candidates with their own questions – at a candidates’ forum slated for Wednesday, Oct. 28.


The forum will take place 6-8:30 p.m. at the Panhandle State Bank Events Center, 414 Church St. The forum is presented by Keokee Publishing, producer of SandpointOnline.com, and Blue Sky Broadcasting’s KSPT 1400 Talk Radio. Hosts are Bill Litsinger and Bob Wynhausen of KSPT’s “Face to Face,” and Chris Bessler of Keokee.


The city election is the following Tuesday, Nov. 3. Six candidates are vying for three open four-year positions on the council: incumbents Michael Boge, Helen Newton and John O’Hara face challengers Jamie Davis, Marsha Ogilvie and Justin Shuck. Incumbent John Reuter is uncontested for a two-year council seat.


At the Oct. 28 forum, council candidates will make statements and take questions submitted by the audience, as well as answer questions submitted in advance by e-mail. To e-mail a question, go to Sandpoint Online’s Election Central, direct link www.SandpointElections.com, and click the “submit a question” link.


Additionally, the ballot this year includes a $17 million bond measure for expansion of the city’s lake water treatment plant. City Public Works Director Kody Van Dyk will give a short presentation on the bond and also take questions at the forum.


Everyone is invited to attend the forum to meet and question the candidates. For more information, go to www.SandpointElections.com, or call 208-263-3573.


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