More than two candidates are vying for that position so there will be a primary election in August to bring this down to two candidates who be on the general election ballot in November.
Two events are being held this week enabling the public to meet and learn more about the candidates. There’s an informal “meet and greet” at the library on Tuesday and a question-and-answer forum Wednesday at the Senior Activity Center. The public are welcome at both.
Gary Jensen is the incumbent (currently holds the position) but he has announced he is not running for re-election. Instead, Jensen is a candidate for Port Commissioner. Vying for the position of mayor are Carol Bersch, Manuel Reta, Jon Mutchler, Vicca Thompson and Cathy Watson
Discover Ferndale asked each candidate to answer a few questions to help you, the voter, to better understand
- the position they are running for
- the issues they expect to encounter
- why they feel they are equipped to address these issues
Click on the candidates’ pictures to view their unedited responses.