Packed house hear candidates debate

Wabash mayoral candidates Margaret "Boo" Salb, Bob Mullett, and Scott Long listen as moderator Bob Fuller explains the rules to the April 16 mayoral debate which took place at the Wabash County Historical Museum. Salb and Mullett are Democrats, while Long is a Republican. Photo by Harold Chatlosh

By Joseph Slacian

Nearly 150 people filled the Wabash County Historical Museum, and more than 225 more watched on Wabash Web TV as Wabash’s mayoral hopefuls debated for just more than one hour on Thursday, April 16.

The candidates – Democrats Margaret “Boo” Salb and Bob Mullett and Republican Scott Long – answered nine questions on a variety of events during the debate, sponsored by The Paper of Wabash County and the Wabash County Chamber of Commerce.

Questions ranged from appointed school boards and the city’s Drug Task Force to one-way streets and TIF Districts. The questions were developed by the staff of The Paper, with some queries broached by members of the public.

Posted on 2015 Apr 21