I attended the all-candidates meeting at the seniors centre last week. “All” was an exaggeration, but good enough for me. The lady from your paper (didn’t catch her name) did a great job moderating the meeting, aided by her vigorous timekeepers.
Everything went smoothly, except the 20 questions part, which went quite fast and confused some of the candidates.
As to the candidates:
Joe Peschisolido, the only incumbent so quite familiar with the proceedings, was eloquent and smiling. Francoise Raunet was very well informed and had a pleasant voice to bring her points across.
Jaeden dela Torre had done his homework. At times he got mired in his extensive notes, but still gave valuable answers. He is a serious, intelligent young man. We’ll hear more from him in the future.
Anyway, I’m thankful this meeting was made available, it helped me to finalize my vote.
Hans. J Ruger