Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Orofino City Council candidates featured in election forum Oct. 24

Five Orofino residents will vie for the three open Orofino City Council positions in the Nov. 8 election. The Orofino Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a forum at Monday, Oct. 24 at the Orofino High School cafeteria. It will allow the public to get more information and ask questions of the candidates.

The candidates

Squaring off for seats on City Council are incumbents Doug Donner and Marguerite McLaughlin versus new candidates Avery Dunaway, Shannon Schrader and Don Gardner.

Avery Dunaway – Avery is a shareholder and secretary/treasurer of ASE Signs, Inc. He has been in the area for 16 years and is married to a lifelong Orofino resident.  Avery has not previously held an elected position.

Shannon Schrader – Shannon is an auto body technician at Orofino Body Shop. She has been in Orofino for 18 years.

Doug Donner – Doug is running for re-election.

Marguerite McLaughlin – Mar­guerite is running for re-elec­tion. She is currently the elected chair for the Finance and Per­sonnel and the Water and Wastewater Committees. She is also a member of the Street Committee and the Airport Committee. She has served on Orofino City Council for the past six consecutive years.

Don Gardner – Don is the Clearwater County Emergency Management Coordinator, a member of the Orofino Fire De­partment and an instructor for ISU/FEMA/EST. Don is cur­rently the chair for District 2 Interoperability Governance Board.

The forum will be moderated by Orofino resident and owner of KLER Radio, Jeff Jones.

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