The open forum was a important event for candidates seeking office. They were able to share opinions, and hopefully generate voter support.
Residents packed the conference room at the Vigo County Library.
They heard from candidates running for the Indiana House of Representatives.
The forum allowed residents to ask those running for public office questions that mattered most to them.
Candidates from Districts 42 to 46 attended the event, and each, given a minute and a half to respond to the question.
Hot topics included gun background checks, the teacher shortage, and the minimum wage.
One question that got everyone talking was negative campaigning, and whether candidates would avoid negative attacks.
“Running for office is it’s something I never thought I would be doing and it’s been a thrill,” Candidate Tonya Pfaff said. “But I don’t see any reason to go after him. I mean he just wants do what’s best for Vigo County and I want to do what’s best for Vigo County.”
“I thought it was a really great question in regards to how our particular race is being run between myself and opponent,” Candidate Eddie Felling said. “We’ve had a very positive campaign throughout. As politicians we go to all the same events all the time, we see each other constantly and I think really their has been a friendship that has been established.”
Both of those candidates also said that winning State Representative Clyde Kersey’s seat would be an honor. You remember that Kersey, decided not to seek reelection.
The next public forum, will be held next week at the school board October 8th and a reminder is that election day is Tuesday, November 6th.