October 17th , 2012 10:08 am Leave a comment

Forum lets residents quiz city candidates


Board of Education 

Candidates for the Elizabethton Board of Education met with voters — and answered their questions — during the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce’s candidate forum Tuesday evening.

Photo by Danny Davis
Linda Stewart listens and takes notes while candidates for the upcoming local elections answer questions from the public concerning issues in Elizabethton.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tonya Stevens moderated the forum, asking each candidate two questions submitted by audience members before the forum started.

Questions were chosen at random, and candidates were given one minute to answer each. They were also given a two-minute introduction and closing comments period.


City Council 

Tuesday evening’s candidate forum gave Elizabethton City Council candidates the opportunity to meet with potential voters and discuss issues facing the city.

The Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce hosted the forum at the Coffee Company in downtown Elizabethton. Candidates were given a short time for introductions and were then asked two questions drawn randomly for them. Before the forum began, audience members had the opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates.


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