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By Lou Marzeles

Candidates speak in three-hour meeting


Lou Marzeles

FULL HOUSE: The Goldendale Grange was filled to standing room only Thursday night for candidates' night. The 22 candidates who were present to speak wrapped around tables in the front.

It was three and a quarter hours long, but, after all, there were 22 candidates at the front of the Goldendale Grange hall Thursday night, all awaiting their chance to present statements and answer questions.

For the most part, the evening was uneventful (depending on one's political leanings) as each candidate began with seven minutes each to present their case for why they should be elected. Some were focused only on their own stands, while a few others took their opponents to task as well.

After statements, candidates were presented questions, all anonymously submitted on cards and read to the candidates. The cards specified which candidates were being asked the questions.

There were a...

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