Incumbent Councilman Larry Bergman, left, candidate Paul Creighton, center, and candidate Cindy Vierra listen to instructions from a moderator before a forum at Atwater City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Candidate Dan Hernandez did not attend the forum sponsored by the Merced County Board of Realtors and the Merced Sun-Star.
Incumbent Councilman Larry Bergman, left, candidate Paul Creighton, center, and candidate Cindy Vierra listen to instructions from a moderator before a forum at Atwater City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Candidate Dan Hernandez did not attend the forum sponsored by the Merced County Board of Realtors and the Merced Sun-Star. Thaddeus Miller tmiller@mercedsunstar.com
Incumbent Councilman Larry Bergman, left, candidate Paul Creighton, center, and candidate Cindy Vierra listen to instructions from a moderator before a forum at Atwater City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Candidate Dan Hernandez did not attend the forum sponsored by the Merced County Board of Realtors and the Merced Sun-Star. Thaddeus Miller tmiller@mercedsunstar.com

Atwater candidates face off

September 13, 2016 05:20 PM