Candidate Forum Held

The El Kadir Shrine Club hosted the Kirksville City Council candidates forum last night. Four of the five candidates participated in the public event to inform voters of their stances. The candidates running for council on April second are Brandon Athon, Randall R. Bacon, Richard Detweiler, Glen Moritz and Richard Green- who was unable to attend last night’s forum.

The first question of the night asked each candidate what they feel the roles of a council member and the council itself are. First up is candidate Brandon Athon.

Now Randall R. Bacon.

Richard Detweiler.

And Glen Moritz.

Candidates were next asked what they believe the council should do to help area college students during their term. First is Brandon Athon.

Randall Bacon.

Richard Detweiler.

And Glen Moritz.

The candidates were also asked their thoughts on the issues of commercial development along Highway 63 and the wastewater treatment plant bond issue on the upcoming ballot. All candidates answered with support of the two issues and believed there should be further development along 63 and the bond issue should pass, allowing for repair and further maintenance of the wastewater treatment plant.

Municipal elections will take place on April second.