Stark vs. Bushard in St. Paul's Ward 4

In our ongoing coverage of the St. Paul City Council Elections we bring you the latest from the race in Ward 4. Two new candidates, Russ Stark and Terrance Bushard, are running to replace Jay Benenav who has served Ward 4 since 1998. During a recent debate at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, both candidates spoke about the issues in Ward 4 and how they want to find solutions.

Bushard, who is self-employed, is the former owner of a Roseville printer's shop. He criticizes the financial management of the City of St. Paul as well as the financial leadership of our federal government. Stark highlighted the Lightrail project as integral to his decision to campaign and the implementation of climate change on a local level as a major priority. The two had concensus on the involvment of young people which is fitting to the educational institutions found in Ward 4.

Silke Rossmann submitted this story on October 24, 2007 with production assistance from Fabian Giese.