COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Mayor Skip Henderson, three new candidates for the Board of Education and one incumbent attended a Meet the Candidates Forum hosted by Davis Broadcasting and The Courier Eco Latino Newspaper.
The discussion board was placed on for residents to satisfy the candidates operating for his or her district and hear their reply to questions introduced by greater than a dozen organizations.
School board candidates had been requested about a number of subjects starting from district particular subjects, to highschool security, to particular wants lodging.
The 4 candidates in attendance included District 6 incumbent Mark Cantrell, his challenger Zebulon Harris, District 2 candidate Sadiyah Abdullah and District 8 candidate Sarah Smith.
Meanwhile Mayor Skip Henderson spoke on points like improvement and infrastructure in south Columbus, Georgia’s new permit-less carry regulation, and financial assist for small enterprise homeowners.
“As the incumbent you know the facts right? You know the budget, you know the things that some of the other candidates don’t know,” stated Henderson. “So it’s kind of tough to be able to answer some of the questions and clear up some of the unintentional miss information, but I think it’s important that if you’re currently in a roll like that, that you show them you take the job seriously and you show them by showing up.”
Mayor Henderson’s challenger, John Anker, was unable to attend as a result of of a previous dedication.
“I had something that had been in the works. I had told somebody I’d be there and I was not going to reneg on that commitment. My yes is going to be yes, and my no is going to be no,” stated Anker. “I did ask, ’cause they had two dates, they had the 7th was a date that they were going to have for some of the public officials running and they had the 14th. I said can I please switch my dates cause I am available on the 7th. He said no, unfortunately it’s set in stone this was date we’re going with and this was the last communication I’ve had.”
Both Anker and Mayor Henderson will probably be at News 3’s Mayoral debate at 7:00 p.m. on April 28 at Columbus State University. The debate will characteristic questions from a panel of WRBL journalists and CSU representatives, in addition to viewer-submitted questions. Those questions might be submitted at email@example.com.
That debate will air stay on WRBL and livestream on our web site, WRBL.com.