Both candidates for District 70 state representative say they would do what they could to avoid tax hikes to wipe out a budget deficit next year.
But neither ruled out supporting such a possibility.
Incumbent Rep. Richard Vigil, D-Ribera, and Republican challenger Mel Root answered questions during a forum Thursday night at Memorial Middle School. They face off Nov. 2.
Vigil, a bus contractor, said he understands what tax increases mean to families and businesses.
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