Latest mayoral candidate Mark Gudgel puts education first

Mark Gudgel and his wife Sonia have lived in the Field Club area for the last five years. Gudgel grew up in Valentine, NE, and worked as a teacher in Lincoln and is now a teacher at Omaha North High School. “I teach mostly seniors,” Gudgel said. Gudgel said he should be the next mayor because he has Omaha’s best interest at heart. “Omaha needs a leader. He said we have a manager. We need a leader. And I do think that that’s what I bring to the table is also what we lack and that’s vision,” Gudgel said. Gudgel’s … Read More

Chattanooga mayoral candidates share thoughts on relief funds, education, affordable housing in second debate

Issues of economic, educational and housing equity took center stage as Kim White and Tim Kelly met in their second debate ahead of the April 13 Chattanooga mayoral election runoff.

The tone of Friday evening’s face-off, presented by WTCI-PBS and WUTC-FM, was collegial in comparison to the March 18 debate sponsored by news partners WRCB-TV and the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

On Friday, Kelly and White were given two minutes each to respond to each of 16 questions about issues such as spending of federal COVID-19 relief dollars, addressing the recent surge in the city’s homeless population and assessing the

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