Q-and-A with Philomath mayor candidates: Question 1 of 5

This is the first of a five-part series of questions and answers to be published this week at PhilomathNews.com. Two candidates are running for Philomath mayor — incumbent Chas Jones and challenger Lawrence Johnson. Today’s question: What do you envision as the role of the mayor and what do you believe constitutes appropriate and effective citizen representation? KEEP READING

Q-and-A with Philomath mayor candidates: Question 2 of 5

This is the second of a five-part series of questions and answers to be published this week at PhilomathNews.com. Philomath mayoral candidates are incumbent Chas Jones and challenger Lawrence Johnson. Today’s question: What is your top priority for this city over the length of your public service? KEEP READING

Q-and-A with Philomath mayor candidates: Question 3 of 5

This is the third of a five-part series of questions and answers to be published this week at PhilomathNews.com. Philomath mayoral candidates are incumbent Chas Jones and challenger Lawrence Johnson. Today’s question: Housing developments have been a major issue in Philomath over the past few years. What’s your perspective on what the city needs to do moving forward to avoid some of the pitfalls that have been seen? KEEP READING

Q-and-A with Philomath mayor candidates: Question 4 of 5

This is the fourth of a five-part series of questions and answers to be published this week at PhilomathNews.com. Philomath mayoral candidates are incumbent Chas Jones and challenger Lawrence Johnson. Today’s question: City government transparency concerns seem to occasionally surface. Do you believe transparency is an issue? If so, what would you do to fix it? If not, what do you think the city is doing that’s working? KEEP READING

Q-and-A with Philomath mayor candidates: Question 5 of 5

This is the fifth of a five-part series of questions and answers to be published this week at PhilomathNews.com. Philomath mayoral candidates are incumbent Chas Jones and challenger Lawrence Johnson. Today’s question: Many in the community believe that the candidates have associated themselves with certain other candidates whether it’s through advertising, yard signs or other means. What are your thoughts on these perceived alliances, including the pros and cons of this election strategy?

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Brad Fuqua, Philomath News

Brad Fuqua has covered the Philomath area since 2014 as the editor of the now-closed Philomath Express and currently as publisher/editor of the Philomath News. He has worked as a professional journalist since 1988 at daily and weekly newspapers in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Arizona, Montana and Oregon.