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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 22, 2012 at 11:30 PM
I'm watching...
Mark Schaaf March 22, 2012 at 11:36 PM
think it's going to start closer to 7.
Pauline Tanem March 22, 2012 at 11:45 PM
decided to watch at home. thanks for the broadcast
Lynn Fugina March 22, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Is this feed really live? I thought I would be 20 minutes later already, tuning in? Has anyone there explained what is going on?
Mike in OC March 22, 2012 at 11:55 PM
hasnt started yet
Mark Schaaf March 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
started now...is it coming through to everybody?
Lynn Fugina March 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Question: Mr. Verhalen's election materials state the Mr. Scaffidi voted in favor of moving the O.C. civic buildings to the Delphi site. My neighbor indicates that is not true. What is the truth?
Mike in OC March 23, 2012 at 12:10 AM
It's working great Mark... both sound and video are good.
Mike in OC March 23, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Ask both candidates if they support the Walker recall.
Mark Schaaf March 23, 2012 at 12:12 AM
excellent...thank you.
Mike in OC March 23, 2012 at 12:25 AM
@Mark... fyi Badgers down by 1... 18 minutes to go second half
Mark Schaaf March 23, 2012 at 12:38 AM
thanks...Go Bucky!
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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