City Council candidates sound off


October 26, 2022

Benny Westcott

Candidates for four available City Council seats participate in a forum at City Hall Oct. 18. From left, Susan Coleman, David Lowman, Greg Mahler, Dylan Richards and Josh Thorstad were present to make their opinions and stances known and answer questions submitted by the audience (seen in second photo).

Five of six Sweet Home City Council candidates took part Tuesday, Oct. 18, in a forum hosted by The New Era at City Hall.

About 40 people attended as hopefuls Greg Mahler, Susan Coleman, David Lowman, Dylan Richards and Josh Thorstad (James Risinger was not present) discussed, primarily, encouraging economic growth and improving the city's infrastructure. Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce President Christy Duncan moderated the event.

The forum began with candidate introductions and motivations for running. Many spoke of their longtime residences in and affection for the city, beginning with...

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