Analysis: Finding the subtext in Mount Rainier’s City Council debate
Michael Theis/Route 1 Reporter
At center, from left, Mount Rainier City Council Ward Two candidate Scott Cecil speaks while incumbent Ward One Councilor Celina Benitez and her opponent, Charnette Robinson, look on.
Mount Rainier’s three candidates for City Council seats met this week in the only debate planned before the May elections. For two candidates — incumbent Ward One Councilor Celina Benitez and her opponent, local activist Charnette Robinson — it was a chance to define themselves against the other. But they didn't really succeed — unless, that is, you were already familiar with the candidates.
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