8/19/2014 6:00:00 AM Voters most likely will pick the next Kingman mayor Aug. 26
Work on a deceleration lane in the northbound side of Stockton Hill Road began Monday. The recession decimated funding for road maintenance, which is now several years behind schedule. (DOUG McMURDO/Miner)
KINGMAN - With only two candidates and a new formula to calculate city council races, it's a foregone conclusion - barring a tie - voters will select Kingman's next mayor at the Aug. 26 primary and not the Nov. 4 general election.
Mayor Janet Watson will walk away from public life at the end of the year, and Councilwoman Erin Cochran and Councilman Richard Anderson are competing to replace her.
The two candidates were provided the same four questions and asked to provide brief but thorough answers in an effort to show voters where they stand on key issues, such as the city's ongoing budget struggles, the economy, adequately funding emergency services and road maintenance.