Inter Lake hosts online forum with Kalispell candidates

The Daily Inter Lake is hosting an online forum tonight with candidates vying for Kalispell City Council.

The virtual forum will be held live on Zoom, and will be streamed live on the Daily Inter Lake Facebook page. It starts at 7:00 pm and is expected to end around 8:30 pm A video of the forum will also be posted on the Daily Inter Lake website.

Participating candidates will answer pre-written questions from the newspaper’s editorial staff and questions submitted by readers. Questions will focus on topical issues relevant to the city. Candidates will not receive the questions in advance.

Daily Inter Lake editor-in-chief Matt Baldwin will moderate the discussion.

Tonight’s forum is for City Council candidates only. Another virtual forum with mayoral candidates is scheduled for October 28.

In Ward 2, incumbent Chad Graham is challenged by Gabe Dillon.

Former Kalispell council member Rod Kuntz threw his hat in the ring for Ward 3, where he will face a challenge from Jessica Dahlman.

Ward 4 will see a two-way battle between Jed Fisher and Angela Kennedy.

The incumbent Sandra Carlson ran unopposed to retain her seat in District 1. She advised Inter Lake that she was not available to participate in the forum.

Ballots for the November 2 municipal election were mailed to voters in Kalispell last week. Voters in Kalispell who wish to vote in person can do so at the Trade Center at Flathead County Fairgrounds. Voting hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

More information on the Applicant Forum, as well as a link to the Zoom live stream, is available online at

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