Benton Mayor, City Council Candidates Forum to be Held Saturday

Benton Mayor, City Council Candidates Forum to be Held Saturday

BENTON — Candidates for Benton Mayor and City Council will gather for a Candidates Forum Saturday night at 6:30 at the Kiwanis Hall on Hudelson Street in Benton. The forum is free and open to the public.

Incumbent Fred Kondritz will face challenger Roy Simpkins in the mayor’s race.

Nine people are running for four slots on the city council. The candidates are Tom Carter, John D. Mohr, Albert Smith, Donald Storey, Chris Sawyer, Lee Messersmith, Ian Zane Perkins, Cathy Ann Garavalia and Brandon Overton.

Storey currently serves as the city’s Public Health and Safety Commissioner.

Longtime City Councilmen Dennis Miller, Ronnie Baumgarte and Don Wyant are not seeking re-election.