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Redmond Mayoral Candidates Forum

REDMOND,OR -- The four candidates for Redmond mayor faced off in a forum Tuesday. Current councilors Ed Fitch, and Jay Patrick, along with challengers Ben Schimmoller, and Charles Baer gave their thoughts for leading the city council.

Councilor Ed Fitch believes the goal process needs improvement. “Start establishing what’s important to the council as a whole. Taking input from all the people that are going to be on the council,” while councilor Jay Patrick says there is a lot to learn, “we need to communicate and understand in what we want to achieve in the city”. 

Shimmoler wants to use resources to help city officials, “mayors and councilors can together talk about the issues facing their cities. How they have approached those issues to really use that knowledgeable growth.”

Baer is happy with how Redmond is being run, saying “Redmond, Oregon city government is doing a fantastic job and so I can’t really think of anything I would want to change.”

The mayoral candidates fielded questions on affordable housing, child care, parking and transportation, and new legislative redistricting boundaries.

Voter pamphlets are out next month.

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