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Oregon mayoral candidates talk progress at debate

OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The two candidates running for Oregon mayor squared off in a debate Wednesday night.

The Oregon Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Oregon Economic Development Foundation, sponsored the debate between incumbent Michael Seferian, and challenger Thomas Susor, the current city council president.

Susor says the city has passed up some huge opportunities for economic development, and he doesn't want to see that happen again.

"We don't have the quality of life we truly need," Susor said. "I've got eight grandkids. I want my grandkids to be happy with my community, want to stay here, want to thrive and develop their families here. I'm a family man, this is a family community, and we need to move in that direction."

Current Mayor Mike Seferian says Oregon is moving in the right direction with the construction of a new power plant, and the work BP Husky is doing.

"I really have a hard time putting myself out there and patting myself on the back, but the achievement that are going on and the sense of pride that people have in the community, I think that is a stronger message than anything I can just personally tell them," the mayor said.

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