Hear from the candidates: Our 2019 voter guide on the Meridian city council election

The Statesman sent surveys to each of the candidates, and their responses are copied below, unedited.

Michael Christianson and Rudolf “Rudy” L. Patrick, candidates for Seat 1, and Brad Hoaglun, who is running uncontested for Seat 3, did not respond.

Council members are elected at large, though each candidate runs for a specific numbered seat.

Learn more about this race and other local elections at IdahoStatesman.com/Election.

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Kate reports on West Ada and Canyon County for the Idaho Statesman. She previously wrote for the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Providence Business News. She has been published in The Atlantic and BuzzFeed News. Kate graduated from Brown University with a degree in urban studies.