Whitefish Council Candidates to Discuss Issues at Forum

Five candidates campaigning for three open seats will share thoughts at public forum Sept. 30

By Beacon Staff

Candidates for Whitefish City Council will share their thoughts on issues facing the city at a public forum Sept. 30 at the Whitefish Community Center.

Five candidates are campaigning for three open seats on the council.

Incumbents Richard Hildner and Frank Sweeney are vying for re-election to seats challenged by candidates John Repke, Katie Williams and Barton Slaney.

Mayor John Muhlfeld is running unopposed for re-election.

Mail-in ballots will be sent out Oct. 14 for the Nov. 3 election.

The forum is co-sponsored by the Whitefish Pilot and the Whitefish Chamber of Commerce.

Forum questions will be posed by a panel including Pilot editor Matt Baldwin and Chamber executive director Kevin Gartland. Candidates also will field questions from the audience.

A meet-and-greet event with the candidates kicks off the evening beginning at 6 p.m. The forum will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

This is a free event open to the public.

The Whitefish Community Center is located at 121 East Second St.

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