DSU College Republicans hosted the Mayor’s debate to a full house. The questions were pre-selected from the community before the debate. There were seven questions total, with one question from each candidates for the other. Areas of discussion were illegal drug distribution in the city, water resource management, economic growth, and if being a native of St. George is an advantage or a disadvantage.
Each candidate had three minutes to present their thoughts for each question. Then they could rebuttal if they so desired too.
When asked if being a native of St. George is an advantage or a disadvantage, Mayor McArthur said, “I’m a native of St. George. Not only do I know the area, not only do I know the people in the cities, but we can make the proper decisions; we know what is right for our community as we continue to grow and what we need to have in our communities.”
Councilman Jon Pike said in his rebuttal, “I moved to St George eighteen years ago. I think it’s a great benefit half or more of this population of St George city area were not born here. That we actually have different perspectives, and some different experiences, so I believe that I can make good decision on behalf of the city.”
Both candidates presented strong reasons why they would be the best choice for St George City Mayor.
On the fifth of November, voters will have the chance to decide who will come out the winner as the new Mayor of St George at the St. George City Hall.