Albertville City Council member Jillian Hendrickson and former Albertville Mayor Don Peterson took center stage last week as the two candidates for Albertville Mayor participated in the Women of Today's Candidate Forum.
Peterson, a two-term mayor who served prior to Ron Klecker and current Mayor Mark Meehan, pounded the current council and mayor on its handling of the firing of former administrator Larry Kruse, who was dismissed last summer.
"This is a friendly city, not a place like Washington," Peterson said. "What they did was wrong."
Hendrickson defended being part of the 3-2 vote to dismiss Kruse, saying in the long term it was best for the city. She also said the city and council are on the right track to move ahead.
Watch the full discussion in the video, captured by Patch.