TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The City Club of Southern Idaho hosted a Republican Gubernatorial Forum at the Canyon Crest Event Center on Monday.
The forum is the kick-off for the City Club of Southern Idaho. Nonpartisan city clubs address public affairs and help communities stay informed about complicated issues through topic-driven forums and civil debate.
There are three republican candidates so far for Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's position, Rep. Raul Labrador, Lt. Gov. Brad Little and businessman and retired physician Tommy Ahlquist.
Little and Ahlquist were in attendance at Monday's forum, and organizers said this was a great first forum for the city club.
"We felt because there is an election this year and we are going to have a new governor, whoever that is going to be. We wanted a forum to have at least for now the GOP candidates come and talk to us. So that we understand more about what they're interested in and what their positions are, and what they can do for us here in the Magic Valley,” said Melinda Anderson a City Club volunteer.
The candidates answered questions regarding taxes, education, labor workforce, infrastructure and term limits.
The City Club hopes to hold more forums in the future with increased marketing so more community members can attend.