politics and pizza

By Jim Stanford on October 20, 2010


View of the capacity crowd as mayoral candidates Franz Camenzind and Mark Barron debate. Photo by David Gonzales.

Tonight is the Political Pizza Party at Betty Rock, a crash course for anyone interested in learning more about the upcoming local election. There will be candidates for Teton County commissioner, Jackson mayor and Wyoming House of Representatives District 16, in addition to live music, pizza specials and BYOB.

The Rise Up tab at the top of this page contains information about the various offices. It’s incredibly easy to vote in Wyoming; anyone may register at the polls on Election Day, Nov. 2, or (for those heading out of town this fall) when filling out an absentee ballot at the Teton County clerk’s office, downstairs at 200 S. Willow St. (corner of Willow and Simpson). As a sage Teton County politician often reminds, You need to have lived here only a minute to vote.

KHOL has audio of the mayoral debate posted for streaming.

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Here is the schedule:

6 to 7 p.m. — Music by Screen Door Porch (Aaron Davis and Seadar Rose)

7 to 9 p.m. — Three debate segments of 30 minutes each, starting with Teton County commissioner (Ben Ellis, Hank Phibbs, Paul Vogelheim, Peter Moyer, Scott Anderson) and followed by Jackson mayor (Mark Barron and Franz Camenzind) and House District 16 (Len Carlman and Ruth Ann Petroff)

9 p.m. till close — Music by Pete Muldoon, Clint Troxel and friends

Musicians will perform between debate segments. There will be time allotted during each forum for audience questions. April Hankey and I will moderate. KHOL will broadcast the mayoral debate from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and has posted several candidate forums on its website for streaming.

Please give us your input. Even if you don’t have a specific question to ask the candidates, let us know the issues that matter most to you: affordable housing, wildlife/open space, economic development, transportation, health care, energy/sustainability, to name a few. Use the comment space below.


Posted under County Government, Democratic Party, Economy, Environment, Food, Politics, Republican Party, Town Government, Wyoming Legislature

4 Comments so far

  1. Capt. Bob October 20, 2010 5:21 pm

    for County Commission candidates:
    “Should the clustering along High School
    Road be accomplished by upzoning or in
    accordance with the Plan of ’94?”

  2. Chad October 20, 2010 8:06 pm

    I’m suprised Moyer went with ‘Blackwater security in Iraq’ when looking for rediculous hyperbolic comparatives for the evil marketing forces of jh. I would have gone for a hitler-meets-the-asteroid-from-armageddon mashup. Plus the death star. Can I still add the death star?

  3. js October 21, 2010 12:04 am

    Wow. What a turnout. Thanks to April Hankey and Steph Thomas for conceiving the idea, and Marc and Anise at Betty Rock for making it happen.

    Tune in to KHOL to hear the mayoral debate, and hopefully the station will air the other two segments as well, or at least post on the web site, http://www.jhcr.org.

    We’ll have to do it again!

  4. Aaron October 21, 2010 2:07 pm

    Nice work putting this event together. Screen Door Porch had a blast!

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