With just a few days before Aberdeen voters go to the polls, the mayoral and city council candidates worked hard Wednesday night at the Candidates Night Forum to demonstrate why they would be the best choice to represent the city for the next two years. Nine of the ten active candidates (all 3 mayoral candidates […]
For those who are unable to attend the Aberdeen Mayor and City Council Candidates Night Forum tonight (Wednesday), or may just want to catch the action for the comfort of their own homes, The Dagger will be providing live video of the entire event. The Dagger is hosting and moderating the forum, which is scheduled […]
Interview with Aberdeen City Councilman Ron Kupferman: As part of The Dagger’s coverage of the City of Aberdeen’s municipal election on Nov. 3, the following questions were presented to each candidate for mayor and city council. The five questions (bolded and boxed) were chosen to generate discussion on specific topics. The candidates’ answers have been […]
All told, the 10 candidates for Aberdeen mayor and city council have raised nearly $22,000 in campaign contributions, but more than half of that total has been raised by incumbent city council president/mayor candidate Mike Hiob alone. Hiob’s mayoral campaign has brought in $11,000. The other 9 candidates (2 for mayor and 7 for city […]
With the late addition Monday of two new city council challengers, Trudie Norman and Zenobia Todd, the ballot for Aberdeen’s November 3 municipal election has swelled to 10 candidates – 3 vying for mayor and now 7 for city council. The race for mayor pits incumbent Mayor Michael E. Bennett against incumbent city council president […]
Local businessman Bruce Garner has joined Sandy Landbeck and incumbents Ruth Elliott, Ron Kupferman, and Ruth Ann Young this week in the growing race to fill Aberdeen’s four city council seats. Garner finished 7th out of 10 candidates and garnered (!) roughly 700 votes in his bid for city council two years ago. Elliott was […]
By Dave Yensan On Monday, August 12th, the Aberdeen City Council voted to impose “draconian” standards for future townhouse development. The Planning and Zoning Commission began working on this ordinance in late 2006, but was told that it would not get past the City Council as the three needed votes would not be there.
More than 2,500 Aberdeen voters cast a ballot Tuesday, a greater number than participated in the record-setting pace of the December 2006 special election, flushing Mayor S. Fred Simmons and his right-hand man Councilman Dave Yensan out of office and ushering in a new era for the city with Mike Bennett as mayor and first-time […]