With Flagstaff’s current mayor, Coral Evans running for Arizona House of Representatives, many residents are now left with the task of electing a new mayor this upcoming election.

NAZ Today's Christian Ayala spoke with mayoral candidates Charlie Odegaard and Paul Deasy, who have been campaigning for several months to fill in the mayoral seat. Odegaard, who owns and operates the Odegaard's Sewing Center on Fourth Street, and has been on Flagstaff City Council since 2016.

Deasy is a research analyst at Northern Arizona University, and ran for a seat on council in 2018, but narrowly lost to councilmember Regina Salas.

Both Odegaard and Deasy have expressed their concern on similar issues like climate change and affordable housing in Flagstaff.