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District 47 legislative candidates answer voter questions at Sidney forum


Anthony Ruiz / The Sun-Telegraph

Candidates answered questions from the audience during Monday's forum, with topics ranging from representing a rural community alongside urban senators to how the position would affect their current employment if elected.

The four candidates for the 47th District legislative seat tackled a dozen questions from the public, ranging from property taxes to TIF projects, during a candidate forum held at the Buffalo Point Steakhouse in Sidney early Monday afternoon.

The District 47 legislative seat is currently held by State Sen. Ken Schilz of Ogallala, who is term limited from running for re-election.

Cheyenne County has two locals running for the State Legislature among the four candidates, which include Wendall F. Gaston and Peggy Popps of Sidney, Karl Elmshaeuser of Ogallala and Steve Erdman of Bayard.

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