The All Candidates Forum for potential Grand Forks City Councillors was held Tuesday. The format allowed each candidate to give a three minute personal presentation, before being asked pre-planned questions, and then more from the public. Among the 12 nominees on stage were 8 who don’t currently sit on council.

Zak Stoodley says he’s a business owner in town. “I’m a business owner at computer services, I’m also a property owner in Grand Forks so i pay all the taxes you do, one of the biggest things we have to look at of course is we’ve got to look at all the short term recovery efforts for flood, for both businesses and for residents.”

Chris Moslin says he enjoyed his previous terms on council. “Through 2 terms of council from 2005 to 2011, I became acquainted with …? municipal government, there were successes and failures, but through it all I was inspired by the devotion of city staff, and the dedication of the volunteers who made our achievements possible.”

Arnold Hoekstra says he’s worked for the hospital. “My family has been in Grand Forks for 10 years, 5 of which I have worked at the Boundary Hospital, my wife and I are raising 7 children and we’ve been married for 32 years. Caring and compassion are very important forces in my life, my work career has been varied and I appreciate the challenges”

Cathy Korolek says she works with the Chamber of Commerce. “So I’ve worked 23 years with the Royal Bank as a financial planner, manager and administrative, and three terms as President of rotary, 4 years as assistant district governor for rotary, overseeing some of the clubs, I currently serve as President of the Boundary Country Regional Chamber of Commerce, I’m still running my business”

To read about the previous 4 candidates covered, click here. Coverage of the remaining candidates running for city council will follow soon. Advance voting begins October 10th.