ENM Candidate Forum draws 100 residents

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Patrick Fisher, The New Prague Times
Elko New Market City Council candidates, from left, Dawn Seepersaud, Jon Schwichtenberg, Kate Timmerman and Josh Berg answer questions during the Thursday, Oct. 4, Candidate Forum.(Patrick Fisher Photo)

The Elko New Market Chamber of Commerce’s Candidate Forum drew 100 area residents interested in finding out about candidates for Elko New Market City Council and mayor, Minnesota House of Representatives District 20A and Scott County Sheriff. Held Thursday, Oct. 4, in the Elko New Market Library’s Community Room, the candidates provided information about themselves and answered several questions.

Those participating were Minnesota House District 20A: Bob Vogel (R, incumbent) and Barbara Droher Kline (DFL); Scott County Sheriff: Luke Hennen (incumbent) and Jason Arras; Elko New Market Mayor: Bob Crawford (incumbent) and sitting council member Joe Julius; Elko New Market City Council: Josh Berg and Kate Timmerman, who are both incumbents and running unopposed, and Jon Schwichtenberg and Dawn Seepersaud, who are both running to complete the term of former council member Patricia “Trish” Timmons.

The chamber’s purpose for the forum was to help business owners and residents make informed decisions about local elected officials who generally have some of the greatest impact on voters’ lives.

Hennen and Arras were asked about improving school safety. Arras replied that it is a major concern....

To see more on this story pick up the October 11, 2018 print edition of The New Prague Times. 

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