Gilman candidates talk issues, seek votes for April 9th

Aging infrastructure and improving the business climate are the issues the mayor and aldermanic candidates talked about last night at a candidates Forum, sponsored by the Gilman Chamber of Commerce.

A sparse audience listened to the candidates comment about cleaning up aging buildings while attracting new business ventures.

Incumbent mayor Rick Theesfeld seeks re-election April 9th. He tells WGFA News he has served as mayor since 2009 and has served the council since 1991.  he looks forward to working for the community.

Andy Johnson was not present to participate in the question-answer period. But later, he said change is needed.

Johnson declined to elaborate on his ideas for improvement.

Other aldermanic candidates all shared ideas and comments about desires for growth, improving business and re-building infrastructure. The candidates expressed a spirit of cooperation and cited the economy as a major roadblock toward meeting their goals.


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