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Monday, February 18 2013, 07:23 AM CST
Urbana Mayoral Candidates Debate
URBANA--Two Democratic mayoral candidates debated in Urbana tonight.

Current Mayor Laurel Prussing and challenger Les Stratton.

It was a full house tonight at Urbana's City Council Chambers, with plenty of questions from the audience.

Both Prussing and Stratton had two minutes each for opening statements.

Prussing believes she's done a fine job working with city council to get projects moving along.

While Stratton said, he's not satisfied with the way the current administration is being run.

People wrote down questions, hoping to get answers tonight from each mayoral candidate.

A common question on everyone's mind, what the candidate's top priorities are for the city of Urbana, and what their plans are for the future.

Mayor Prussing continues to stand by the Boneyard Creek project.

While Stratton continues to say that project was a waste of tax payers' dollars.

Just last week ..

Stratton unveiled his plan to improve public safety, by bringing on more officers to the police force.

However, Prussing says crime in urbana has fallen 25 percent since she came into office.

While we were there, we caught up with Republican Mayoral Candidate, Rex Bradfield, who was there to check out the competition.

Here's what he had to say about tonight's debate:

"I'm the guy with all the ideas, all the ideas they're discussing are all the things, and I mean everything, are what I discussed at the last election."

Bradfield adds, while he wishes Stratton well, but he believes Prussing will win.

The primary election will be held February 26th.

ABC Newschannel 15's Marine Glisovic reports.Urbana Mayoral Candidates Debate

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