Commissioner aspirants paint selves as outsiders who want change





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GREENFIELD — Brad Armstrong and Mike Merlau aren’t afraid of being outspoken.

The two are vying for the District 3 seat on the county’s board of county commissioners. They agree on several controversial issues but also want to see changes in the next four years.

Armstrong, the Republican incumbent, has disagreed with his Republican counterparts on several issues – such the Mt. Comfort Road roundabout – and has ended up casting lone “no” votes. Merlau, the Democratic challenger, agrees with several of Armstrong’s stances on issues but also wants to make several other changes on the board.

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