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Disappointed in forum turnout

By Staff | Oct 24, 2014

I am writing to express my dismay and disappointment about the dismal showing of candidates at this past Monday’s candidates forum sponsored by the NAACP. Over 50 concerned voters came to hear from candidates for seats in the 65th, 66th and 67th delegate districts and the 16th senatorial district. Only three candidates turned up: Stephen Skinner (D), Tiffany Lawrence (D) and Daniel Lutz (Mountain).

These candidates answered voters’ questions, and shared their accomplishments, their platforms and their ideas to help voters make informed choices in the coming election. The absent candidates showed their lack of respect for the voters by not clearing their calendars to attend the only forum open to the public before the election.

Carolyn J. Rodis