BREWER – In a little less than two weeks, people will be at the polls voting on important issues and for new local representation.
On Wednesday night, the Brewer Education Association held a forum so people could get to know their candidates.
Three candidates are vying for the two open seats on Brewer City Council.
“They are going to be making decisions about my taxes and how my city is run,” Brewer resident, Leslie Ohmar III, said. “This is where I was born and this is where I plan to spend the rest of my life.”
At least 35 people were at the forum.
“I love the city. I know that it’s a safe and fun and pretty place to live,” said city council candidate Soubanh Phanthay. “I want to keep it that way. If I was on city council I could make decisions to keep it the way it is.”
There are no incumbents running this year.
Each candidate is hoping to offer a fresh perspective to the city.
“With a background in education, I‘m interested in the school system and making sure every student has what they need to move forward in life, whether it’s to go to college, the trade school, or directly into the work force,” said city council candidate Trudy Irene Scee.
“The safety in the city is very important,” city council candidate Michele Labree Daniels said. “Adding to the police and fire department to make us the safest city possible. With the drug use and drug problem we have, to give them the ability and the citizens, tools to make it a better place.”
To see a sample ballot and find details on where to vote, you can go to the city’s website.