McGinnis Opens, Closes Commission Candidates Talks

Republican commission candidates, from left, Jason Szewc and Nick Siddle. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Republican commission candidates, from left, Jason Szewc and Nick Siddle. (Photo by Pat Blair)

Jay McGinnis, who's running unopposed on the Democratic ballot for Sheridan County commissioner, opened and closed the county commission candidates' portion of a forum at the WYO Theater Thursday night, but wasn't asked to respond to any of the questions asked of the 10 Republican candidates on hand.

McGinnis said if he's elected to the commission in November, serving as a county commissioner would be his full-time work.

The Republican candidates answered questions ranging from what steps they'd take to resolve problems between the city and the county to their thoughts on the capital facilities, optional one percent and lodging taxes to their thoughts regarding the county's decision to sell the Alger Street House.

Three county seats are up for election this year, and Terry Cram is the only incumbent county commissioner seeking re-election. Other candidates at the forum were Jason Szewc, Nick Siddle, Chris Schock, Antonio Pickering, Allan Kinnison, Dennis Heizer, Christi Burgess Haswell, Dennis Fox and Carl Clements.

Also speaking at Thursday's forum were candidates for county attorney, clerk of district court, county treasurer, county coroner and candidates for a four-year term and a two-year unexpired term on Sheridan's city council.

Patrick Henderson and Victoria Hernandez are seeking the unexpired term and five candidates are running for the four-year term. Clint Beaver, Aaron Linden, Jacob Martin and Vixie Miller were at the forum, but Erin Hanke wasn't in attendance.

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Republican commission candidates, from left, Chris Schock and Antonio Pickering. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Republican commission candidates, from left, Chris Schock and Antonio Pickering. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Republican commission candidates, from left, Allan Kinnison and Dennis Heizer. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Republican commission candidates, from left, Allan Kinnison and Dennis Heizer. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Republican commission candidates, from left, Christi Burgess Haswell and Dennis Fox. (Photo by Pst Blair)
Republican commission candidates, from left, Christi Burgess Haswell and Dennis Fox. (Photo by Pst Blair)
Republican commission candidates, from left, Terry Cram and Carl Clements. (Photo by Pat Blair)
Republican commission candidates, from left, Terry Cram and Carl Clements. (Photo by Pat Blair)
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