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By Emma Philbrook
The Times 

Candidates Meet Voters at Waitsburg Forum

Nine candidates running for four offices spoke and answered voter questions


Emma Philbrook

Candidates appearing at last week's forum in Waitsburg posed for photos prior to the event. L to r, back row: Skyler Rude, Skylar Rude, Dan Mildon, Matt Stroe and Mark Crider. Front row: Dave Saulibio, Lisa Brown and Representative Bill Jenkin. Not pictured: Rebecca Francik and Everett Maroon.

WAITSBURG-Last week, on a balmy Wednesday evening, area voters pressed through the propped-open doors of Waitsburg's Town Hall to meet the candidates running for four positions in local, state, and national government. The forum was sponsored by the Waitsburg Commercial Club.

Nine candidates, grouped by the office they sought, were seated at folding tables along one wall as the audience settled into rows of folding chairs. Moderator Jim Davison explained the forum's format to the crowd over the occasional plaintive squeal of an unseen baby – each candidate would get four minutes to introd...

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