Central District Candidates Discuss Political Correctness, Education

first_imgThursday Sept. 29th4pm – Kenai Mayoral Forum– Brian Gabriel– Hal Smalley KSRM’s forums continue tonight… Bill HoltHolt: “Education is the most important responsibility of the Borough government. A large part of the Borough’s budget goes to education. With the fiscal realities facing the State and Borough, it’s important to have an Assembly that supports the School District mission. I’m currently Vice President of the School Board. I’ve been on the School Board for eight years. I want to point out I understand the school budget process.” Paul FischerFischer: “I have some concerns, because I’ve been through all these things before, tough times. The concern I have is that political correctness is getting to me. It’s gone too far when we allow a prayer to the devil on the Assembly. I’d do my best to make sure that never happens again. We’ve got to keep the tax burden at the lowest tax rate possible. We need to keep the seasonal food tax exemption, also. I also want to keep the citizen tax exemption that we have right now.” Friday Sept. 30th4pm – 6pm– Borough Propositions Forum (Might change to 1 hour)– Mike Navarre– Brent JohnsonThere will not be a forum for Borough District 3 (Nikiski) nor District 4 (Soldotna) since incumbents Wayne Ogle and Dale Bagley are running unopposed.center_img The trio touched on their top issues… Debbie CaryCary: “To secure our present, we must show progress in displaying empathy and exercising bi-partisan politics when discussing healthcare reform, fair taxes, equality, and a sustainable government. The question was brought to me the other day about revenue. The way that I look at revenue from a business standpoint is: revenue is building business.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享KSRM has been hosting a week-long series of municipal candidate forums, hearing last night (Wednesday) from three candidates hoping to represent the Central District on the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly.last_img