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Candidate forums continue Tuesday night at Oak Level VFD

SoVaNow.com / October 14, 2013
The second of four candidates forums, this one featuring candidates in Election District 3, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Oak Level Fire Department starting at 6:30 p.m.

Three candidates vying for a seat on the Board of Supervisors are set to appear: Ray Owen, Arthur Reynolds, Sr. and Earl Womack. Kimberly Farson, who is running unopposed for School Board, will also participate. Nick Long, General Manager 95-3 WHLF FM, will moderate the forum.

Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP to the Halifax County Chamber of Commerce at 434-572-3085 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Registration is also available by clicking on the Candidates Forum tab at http://www.halifaxchamber.net.

The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and Farm Bureau are jointly sponsoring the candidate forums. Each organization has encouraged their members to attend the forums and to vote on Election Day.

The schedule for the upcoming forums is as follows:

District 3 – Tuesday, October 15, Oak Level Fire Department

Board of Supervisors: Ray Owen, Arthur Reynolds, Sr., Earl Womack; School Board: Kimberly Farson

District 6 – Tuesday, October 22, Turbeville Ruritan Club

Board of Supervisors: Larry Giordano, John Voss

School Board: Rita Best, Fay Satterfield

Town of South Boston – Tuesday, October 29, South Boston-Halifax Co. Museum of Fine Arts & History

Mayor: Ed Owens

Town Council: Margaret Coleman, Jim Debiec

Commonwealth Attorney: Mike Freshour, Tracy Quackenbush Martin

Citizens are encouraged to attend the forums. “Citizen engagement is critical to the future success of Halifax County,” said Scott Crowder of Farm Bureau. “These forums are very important to help people understand what the candidates stand for.”











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