'Off the 99' podcast: Merced mayoral candidates, part 1

"Off the 99" reporters Ameera Butt and Mike North talked with two of the mayoral candidates running in the November election in Merced: Mayor Bill Spriggs and Mayor Pro Tem Bill Blake. This is the first episode in a series highlighting mayoral candidates who have filed to run for mayor so far. Both discussed how to bring jobs to Merced, public safety and each candidate's political history and background. Next week, "Off the 99" will speak with Councilwoman Michele Gabriault-Acosta and former council member Stan Thurston.

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