Candidates find common ground at political forum

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

VALE – As the candidates for Vale School Board and Treasure Valley Community College Board sat down and started answering questions, those in the crowd learned one thing: the candidates agreed with each other on issues.

And one brightened the policy-heavy evening by suggesting she should be voting for her opponent instead of challenging him.

Ballots in local elections went out this week and are due May 16.

Ten of those appearing on the ballot took questions from a number of sources during the Election Forum ’17 Monday evening at the Vale Elementary School. The Malheur Enterprise sponsored the forum.

The candidates opened the forum with a short presentation before taking questions from moderator, Les Zaitz, editor and publisher of the Enterprise. About 30 people attended.

Vale candidates Jessica Kulm, Christine Phillips, Jeff Mendiola, Randy Seals, Topper Schlupe, David Wenger and Pamela . . .