Chamber hosts candidate forum for Frisco ISD school board and Frisco City Council

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The Frisco Chamber of Commerce and Frisco ISD Council of PTAs hosted a candidate forum Monday night for the Frisco ISD board of trustees and Frisco City Council elections. FISD candidates for Place 7 are Linda McConnell and René Archambault. Board President John Classe is running unopposed for Place 6. Frisco City Council Place 1 candidates are incumbent  John Keating, Jason Money and KD Warach. Place 3 candidates are incumbent Will Sowell and David Bowsher.

Early voting begins April 23 through May 1. Election day is May 5.

Here is how FISD candidates answered some of Chamber’s questions:

Question: What issues will be important for FISD in the future?

Question: Where do you stand on school vouchers?

Question: Are our schools safe, and what changes should be made?

Question to McConnell: What are your plans for rezoning?

Question to Archambault: If the state does not fix school finance, what should FISD do to prepare?

Here is how Frisco City Council candidates answered some of Chamber’s questions:

Question to Keating and Sowell: What have been some of the toughest decisions or challenges while serving on council.

Question: Do you think affordable housing is an issue in Frisco now or in the future?

Question to Sowell: What are your solutions to address traffic?

Sowell: We’re going to need to expand roadways. We need to make our roadways more efficient. We also have to look at traffic transportation and regional cooperation.

Question: What are action items you would enact to benefit the old historic part of downtown Frisco?

Bowsher: First and foremost, ask businesses what they need in order to flourish.

Sowell: There’s a downtown masterplan currently underway. To me [downtown]needs to keep the historic downtown feel, walkable, a variety of amenities and living spaces.

To view to the entire candidate forum, click here.

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Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.
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