|Candidates Forums Planned for Alleghany County & the City of Covington|
Covington, VA (Sept. 20, 2021) - The Alleghany Highlands Chamber of Commerce & Tourism will sponsor local candidatesâ€™ forums on Monday, September 27th beginning at 6 p.m. for the City of Covington in Council Chambers, and Wednesday, September 29th at 6 p.m. for Alleghany County in the Board Room at the County Building. The public is encouraged to attend; following the CDCâ€™s recommended guidelines of social distancing and wearing of masks for those unvaccinated is encouraged.
The forum is being sponsored by the Chamber as an effort to encourage citizens to become more involved in local government by learning about the issues and positions of each candidate. All candidates are invited to participate including write in candidates. The Chamber requests that all candidates that plan to participate contact the Chamber office at 962-2178 in order to allow for adequate setup for the event.
Those on the ballots include:
Monday, September 27th 6:00 pm City of Covington:
Commissioner Revenue Cathy Kimberlin
Treasurer Teresa Harrison
Teresa â€śTracyâ€ť Persinger
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Wednesday, September 29th 6:00 pm Alleghany County:
Clifton Forge East District Ronald S. Goings
Clifton Forge West District Donnie T. A. M. Kern
Gregory A. Dodd
Covington District John Wayne Persinger Jr.
James M. Griffith
Jackson River District Stephen A. Bennett
The public will be allowed to submit written questions at the forum; a panel will review the questions before they are posed to the candidates. The moderator will pose the questions to the candidates and each candidate will have a limited time to respond. The moderator for the forums will be Richard Crowder. At the end of the forum, each candidate will be given three minutes to present statements about their candidacy and explain why they are running for office and their position on various issues. The Covington and Clifton Forge Womenâ€™s Clubs will be assisting with the events.
Questions may be submitted in advance by email at email@example.com. Questions may also be submitted the night of the forum. Please call the Chamber office at (540) 962-2178 if you have any questions or need additional information.