Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

October 15, 2013
Tooele candidates to meet for debate Thursday

Tooele City mayoral and council candidates will gather Thursday evening at Tooele Applied Technology College for a meet the candidates forum and a debate.

Candidates will gather in TATC’s lobby at 6 p.m. to meet and talk with the public. At 7 p.m. the candidates will move to room 177 for a debate with questions that center on the city’s current and future progress.

The public is invited to attend both the meet the candidates’ forum and the debate. There they will see mayoral candidates Patrick Dunlavy and Dave McCall, and council candidates Tom Poyner, Scott Wardle and Debbie Winn.

The evening’s events are sponsored by Tooele City under the direction of Councilman Brad Pratt. The debate will be moderated by Transcript-Bulletin Editor David Bern

Tooele City voters will have the opportunity to decide who will run their city at the polls this fall. Two out of five city council positions, along with the mayoral seat, will be determined on Nov. 5.

Dunlavy is asking voters to give him a third term as mayor. If he is successful, he will be the first mayor elected to three consecutive four-year terms in Tooele City history.

McCall, who has served six years on the city council and is currently its chairman, is asking voters to put him in the mayor’s seat.

In the race for city council, the three candidates are vying for two available seats. Poyner, Wardle and Winn are all familiar with Tooele City Hall.

Wardle has been elected twice to the city council and is now looking for a third term. Winn wants voters to elect her to a full four-year term. She was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the city council in Jan. 2013. Poyner, who serves on the Tooele City Planning Commission, wants voters to put him on the council.

Biographical and platform information on each of the city candidates can be found on Page 7 in this edition.

Tim Gillie

Staff Writer at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim covers education, Tooele City government, business, real estate, politics and the state Legislature. He became a journalist after a long career as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America. Tim is a native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University.

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