FINDLAY (WTOL) - The three republican candidates who would like to be the next Findlay mayor spoke before residents in a public forum.

A packed crowd gathered at the University of Findlay Thursday night to hear from the three Republican candidates in the Findlay Mayoral primary race.

Brian Robertson, current Hancock County Commissioner, Holly Frische, current member of Findlay city Council, and Christina Muryn, who is currently serving as mayor of Findlay after being appointed to fulfill the remainder of Lydia Mihalik's term.

For Frische, she wants to instill better communication between the city administration and the public, and also strengthen the city's public safety.

“I think we need to increase our police and fire compliments. We have not done that since the mid 90′s, so I want to establish a plan for that. Tax deferrals have been a big issue in our community. I want to hammer out a resolution for that,” said Frische.

Robertson said he’d like to see the city administration and city council take on a more professional atmosphere. He said he would bring a servant leader mindset to the job, and have a strong focus on the city’s financial future.

“10 and 20 year financial projections. As well as 10 and 20 year capital spending projections. So, we can understand both our short term and financial, which is going to be really important for the stability of the city and the stability of the workforce of our city,” said Robertson.

And Christina Muryn, who already holds the office, said ,he will work to continue the momentum of the city’s recent economic development success; while working to improve workforce development and affordable housing.

“So really, I want to build on the foundation that we’ve set over the last couple of years, and continue to address those issues. While making sure that we can develop a plan for our community moving forward,” said Muryn.

And the winner of this republican mayoral primary will see one opponent in the Fall, as Chad Benschoter is the lone Democratic mayoral candidate.