(CHADRON)-Members of the Chadron community were able to ask questions and make their concerns known to various candidates seeking election this November at the Political Forum recently. Legislative District #43 candidates Al Davis and John Ravenscroft were on hand to answer questions and meet with constituents, as were Chadron city council candidates Paris Fisher, John Gamby, and incumbent Jim Mapes. Davis and Ravenscroft are running for one state senate seat. Fisher, Gamby, and Mapes are running for one of two four-year terms on city council.
Three of the four individuals running for the Chadron school board, incumbent Terri Haynes, Gary Hoffman, and Andrew Spencer also participated in a question and answer session and were available to meet with members of the community. Incumbent Keith Drinkwalter was out of town. Drinkwalter, Haynes, Hoffman, and Spencer are running for one of three school board positions with a term of four years.
Senate candidate Deb Fischer sent a statement to be read at the event, and a representative of opponent Bob Kerrey provided a statement from him and fielded a couple of questions. Fischer and Kerrey are running for one open Nebraska seat on the U.S. Senate, which is a six-year term. There was also a spokesperson for Mark Sullivan in attendance with a statement from the congressional candidate. Sullivan’s opponent, incumbent Adrian Smith, did not send a statement or a representative to the forum. Sullivan and Smith are running for a state position on the U.S. House of Representatives, which is a two-year term.
All the candidates said they enjoyed the evening and the opportunity to meet with constituents and share their plans and ideas for the future. KCSR’s Chris Fankhauser took notes as the candidates spoke and answered questions. Those can be found in corresponding tabs on the news page of chadrad.com. Comments from each candidate can also be accessed there as well. For those who missed getting to attend or watch the forum, it was recorded and can be found online at http://vreplay.csc.edu/replay/showRecordingExternal.html?key=EnmphiNdJfB28WD.
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