Burns and pohanka

Left, Rep. Ned Burns, D-Bellevue, and Mike Pohanka, R-Jerome, debate during the Mountain Express’ Pizza and Politics forum on Oct. 20

Six candidates vying for District 26’s three legislative seats gathered at the Mountain Humane event barn Thursday night, about two weeks ahead of an election that could tip the balance of local party representation.

Their goal: to outline their stances on tax relief, clean energy and other hot-button topics—including abortion—all while making the most of their time limits.

Over the course of about 90 minutes, candidates delivered opening and closing remarks and fielded questions from audience members, opponents and moderator Mark Dee, editor of the Express.

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