Maricopa City Council Candidates
Five candidates for Maricopa City Council joined for Facebook Live interviews.

In late May, launched its Meet the Candidates series on Facebook Live, an opportunity to sit down with city council candidates and discuss a range of important issues ahead of the Aug. 4 primary.

Six candidates, including two incumbents, are running for three seats on the council, including the seat being vacated by Councilmember Marvin Brown, who is not seeking re-election.

Five candidates participated. Four of them – challengers Andre LaFond, Amber Liermann and Bob Marsh, and incumbent Nancy Smith, stopped by the office to chat. Incumbent Julia Gusse joined us via Zoom during the governor’s stay at home order.

Challenger Linette Caroselli declined to participate.

Among other things, candidates shared their ideas to fix for SR 347 and attract new businesses to Maricopa, and weighed in on state and local response to the coronavirus pandemic.

With the primary election less than five weeks away, InMaricopa has collected the interviews so voters can watch them all in one place. They appear below in order of the candidate’s appearance:

Andre LaFond, challenger, April 21 :

Julia Gusse, incumbent, May 5, via Zoom:

Amber Liermann, challenger, May 26:

Nancy Smith, incumbent, June 2:

Bob Marsh, challenger, June 9: