Golden Valley’s City Council Race!
By Andrew Richter
In addition to the mayor’s race there are six candidates going for two spots. HERE is the Sun Post article on it. I’ll let you read it and come to your own conclusions but here is my quick take;
*Carol Barry is very critical of the high taxes in Golden Valley as well as the large debt and she says she’ll donate her salary (I’d rather she just not take it) but she also seems to favor more transit along Highway 55.
*Hattie Bonds seems to have little to say on the issues and has the worst yard signs in the history of western civilization.
*Joanie Clausen is a person that many people seem to like personally. She’s very critical of Mayor Shep Harris which of course we love, but I’ll never forgive her for her flip-flop on Bottineau Transit.
*Steve Schmidgall is useless.
*Andy Schuler is most curious. He seems like a decent guy but he’s endorsed by the Green Party. As we’ve learned with Laura Libby in Crystal, that means he has his own agenda. His facebook page is covered with articles about legalizing pot which has nothing to do with being a councilman. Look for him to care about his Green issues and be indifferent to anything else.
*Paul Scofield is the most conservative criticizing Golden Valley’s tax increases and debt.
The election is tomorrow everyone!