Candidates square off at public forum

by Audrey Thomasson

KILMARNOCK—Local candidates seeking office in the November 7 election faced off October 12 during a forum at the Lancaster Community Library.

Seven candidates vying for board of supervisors and school board in Districts 1 and  5 shared their views on the issues, including broadband, new schools and jobs and their importance to reviving the area’s stagnant economy. Unopposed candidate for Commissioner of the Revenue, Marlon Savoy, spoke on her qualifications for filling the remaining two years of a four-year term.

The forum was sponsored by Friends of Lancaster County and the library. Charlie Costello presided and Lloyd Hill served as timekeeper.

Each candidate was given 10 minutes to speak while opponents waited beyond hearing range in the hallway. At the conclusion, the forum was opened to questions from the public.

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