The four mayoral candidates vying to move on to November's General Election faced off on Monday in their first virtual debate, where all agreed on funding the police, the need to build more housing and work to address homelessness.

But their viewpoints often varied on how the greatest issues facing Missoula should be resolved, whether it was making cuts to popular programs to reduce taxes, or serving as a public partner to private developers on the housing front.

Here's there opening remarks during Monday's debate with City Club Missoula, in their own words.