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Local Candidates Sound Off At Growth Alliance Political Forum

Local candidates for both the Webster County Sheriff seat and Iowa State House District 9 spoke at the political forum held Monday Night. The event was held at Fort Frenzy and was hosted by the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance. The candidates for Sheriff Luke Fleener and Tony Walter opened the event. Early on they were asked what is the greatest challenge facing the Webster County Sheriff’s Office. Luke Fleener says it is creating a strong candidate pool of deputies.

Tony Walter took a different approach when he answered that same question.

The debate in the race for Sheriff Of Webster County finished up with the closing statements from each candidate. Fleener would give his close first.

Walter then have his chance to make his final remarks.

The 2nd session of the night featured the candidates for Iowa State House District 9, challenger Charles Clayton (D) and incumbent Ann Meyer (R). Clayton would open talking about his background as a leader in the community well before he decided to run for office.

Later in the debate Meyer would give her thoughts on how to help assist small businesses that exist here and attract new ones.

In her closing statement, Meyer would talk about her track record since being elected.

Clayton would counter by talking about he relates to the people of Fort Dodge.

Absentee in person voting has already opened and can be done at the DHS Building at 330 1st Ave. N, Fort Dodge.  In person voting at the polls will take place Nov. 3rd.


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