Candidates quizzed
By Linda Green

Candidates came together Monday night to answer questions to help voters make informed decisions about who will represent their districts on the McDuffie County Board of Education.
Two school board seats are up for election because the members currently holding the positions are unable to run for the office again. Those races have three names on the ballot.
In District 3, Richard Downs, Jarvis McNair and James Taylor are vying for the seat currently held by Ella Mae Samuels.
In District 7, Bill Hopkins, Chris Tutt and Mary Lowe face each other for the seat held by Rick McCorkle.
The candidates’ forum was a partnership between the Thomson Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, WTHO/WTWA and The McDuffie Progress to provide a fair and balanced question-and-answer session that covered areas with the most community interest.
Before an audience of nearly 30 people at the Thomson-McDuffie County Government Center, and those listening over the radio and Internet, each aspirant provided their background, explained their interest in the board of education and said they desired to be a voice for the future of the county’s children and make the educational system second to none.
Safety, accountability, parent-teacher relationships, wise decisions by leadership, tempering bullying, the belief that every child deserves a real education to become tomorrow’s leaders and to give back was the focus of answers to numerous questions.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, April 17, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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