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Kirksville voters meet candidates for council, school board

In the race for school board, there are three open seats. (KTVO/Ashley Hoak)

Meeting and learning more about those who will have their name on an upcoming election's ballot; that was the idea behind a local candidate's forum.

Tuesday's event was hosted by the Kirksville Area Chamber of Commerce.

There, voters had a chance to hear what candidates for both Kirksville City Council and Kirksville School Board had to say about their respective campaigns.

Candidates for council include Jerry Mills, Rick Steele and Kevin Alm.

Mills was unable to attend Tuesday's forum.

Mills and Steele are incumbent's in this year's race.

Two seats are open on Kirksville City Council.

A panel asked candidates questions ranging from how they would improve the city to how they feel about that proposed half-cent parks and recreation sales tax.

In the race for school board, there are three open seats.

Incumbent Nan Davis has hopes of retaining her position.

Other candidates include Adam Moore, Kathy Hoppe, Tarasa Gardner, Jeremy Houser and Matthew Copeland.

Those candidates were asked how they would improve the district and deal with possible budget issues in the coming year.

The general municipal election will be held on April 4.

Below is the Facebook LIVE recorded Tuesday night.

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