Zimmerman candidates to square off

The Greater Zimmer-man Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at at Zimmerman City Hall.

The public is welcome to attend the forum and will be allowed to ask questions of the candidates.  A live broadcast of the forum will run on the city’s public access channel and will be rebroadcast frequently up to the election.

City council incumbent Ron Mathison and Mayor Dave Earenfight were invited to take part in the forum along with mayoral candidate Greg Laney and council candidates Beth Merwin, Tadd Lumm, Kevin Tice, John Kastner, Gary Clough and Joe Rockstroh.

The chamber issued a statement saying they are sponsoring the forum because they understand the importance of effective leadership to help create “a strong business economy and a safe community in which to play, live, and shop.”