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Verhalen, Scaffidi Make Their Pitch

The two mayoral candidates take part in Thursday night debate at Oak Creek Community Center.

Just 12 days before voters head to the polls, candidates for Oak Creek mayor Mark Verhalen and Steve Scaffidi debated the issues Thursday night at the Oak Creek Community Center.

The candidates touched on a range of topics, from the financial challenges facing the city, their vision for the former Delphi property and the possibility of selling Lake Michigan water to Waukesha.

They also hit on a few well-traveled issues, including the location of the library and the 2010 eminent domain controversy surrounding Earl Giefer.

The forum lasted just less than two hours in front of about 45 people at the community center, plus other residents who watched from home on Oak Creek Patch's live stream.

If you were watching the Badgers or enjoying the spring weather, click the replay above to find out what you missed.

Mike in OC March 23, 2012 at 01:09 AM
@Mark Badgers down by 1 with 31 seconds to go....
Eyes Wide Open March 23, 2012 at 01:15 AM
What is the position of BOTH candidates, as it relates to the possible Joint position for Fire Chief for Oak Creek and Franklin, and do the candidates either support or not support this. Would they support a JOINT Chief for Police also.???
Mark Schaaf March 23, 2012 at 02:06 AM
sooooo bummed when I saw they lost.
Joe K March 23, 2012 at 02:17 AM
This is awesome. Thanks Mark & Patch.
Mark Schaaf March 23, 2012 at 02:48 AM
you bet, thanks for watching.

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