Get to know your candidates

Published 10:58 am Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What community issues are most important to you?

Is it jobs? Infrastructure? Crime? The economy?

Whatever those concerns may be, what you really want to know is “how can my elected officials tackle this?”

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Those so inclined will have the opportunity to get the answers straight from the horses’ maouths Thursday at the Meet the Candidates forum at Burlington Elementary School.

Four people running for Lawrence County Commissioner, as well as unopposed county auditor Jason Stephens and representatives of candidates running for state office, will speak at the forum, hosted by the Concerned Citizens of Burlington.

During the forum, voters will have the opportunity to participate in a question and answer session with the candidates.

What is a better way to find out how the candidates feel about various issues than by simply asking them?

The concerned citizens group has hosted this forum for more than 20 years and it is an invaluable tool for the county’s voters, as well as its politicians and political hopefuls.

One of the greatest civic responsibilities a person has is a duty to vote for a candidate who best represents what the community needs in terms of economic well-being, public safety and continued growth. And the only way to know who the right candidate is, is to become an informed voter.

It is not enough just to show up on Election Day and cast a ballot.

They say knowledge is power, so do your part by attending the Meet the Candidates forum and get to know your candidates.