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Editorial: Meet (All) The Candidates

I enjoyed attending both the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum on Oct. 2 and the POB Chamber of Commerce Meet The Candidates Breakfast on Oct. 17. However, and this was not the fault of any of the organizers, it was somewhat disappointing that so many of the candidates were faced with an empty chair next to them instead of their opponent.

I realize the candidates have a lot of events they need to juggle and they can’t be everywhere at once, however I still hope that in the future, we see a more complete pool of candidates at these events. Seeing them respond to questions tells you so much more than any campaign ad or flyer, and having both candidates for a given seat present allows for a lively debate, something we could always use more of.