Political newcomer Debi Rhines is squaring off against incumbent Jack Brandon on Tuesday in the battle to represent Ward 3 on the Havre City Council.
Brandon, a Democrat, has served on the council for four years. He cites his tenure as an educator and his experience working on council committees as his qualifications for re-election.
Rhines, a Republican, says she has the ability to work well with others and that her background in business will bring fiscal responsibility to City Hall.
Both candidates said the city's budget crunch is one of the most important issues facing the City Council....