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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 30, 2014

Candidates give their views during forum

By Linda Wenger | May 27, 2014

The Washington County Farm Bureau hosted a forum for the Democrat and Republican candidates for the Washington County Board of Supervisors on May 22.  Running for the Supervisor District 3 seat in the June 3 primary election are Democrats Ceanne Alvine and Keith Cutkomp, and Republicans Scott Davis and Abe Miller. Supervisor Richard Young is running unopposed to retain his District 5 seat on the board.
Rachel Fishback of Farm Bureau served as moderator.
Many of the questions asked were very similar to the questions asked in previous forums, such as county zoning, requests for funding from special interest groups, county roads, and the important issues facing county government.
They were asked about finding a home for the Public Health Department. Parts of the Public Health Department are located in several locations in Washington.
Cutkomp said he hasn’t studied the public health department. Young said the location needs to be addressed. Alvine said the department should be located in one building. Davis agreed with the need for one location. Miller said the location has been on the back burner and needs attention.
They were asked about how they would handle minority opinions. They all said they would listen to the opinions.
When asked whether or not the supervisor salary is enough, too much or too little, the candidates said the salary is enough.
The forum ended with all of the candidates making closing remarks.

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