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Mercer forum gives soapbox to candidates


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MERCER TOWN candidates make their pitches to voters Tuesday in the Mercer Community Center during the Mercer Candidate Forum. The candidates in attendance are, from left, John Sendra, Jim Kichak, James Schmidt, Jeff Stenberg and Tom Thompson. Neil Klemme moderated the event.


MERCER, Wis. - The candidates in Mercer's two contested race in April's election had the opportunity to make their cases to voters Tuesday night at the Mercer Candidate Forum.

The April 4 ballot will feature John Sendra facing off against incumbent Jim Kichak for town chairman; while incumbent Jeff Stenberg, Tom Thompson and James Schmidt are facing off for two town supervisor seats.

Sponsored by the Mercer Public Library and the Iron County Citizens Forum, the event began with brief opening statements from the five candidates before they all f...

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