Q and A is scheduled for Sept. 16 at the courthouse

Last updated: September 04. 2014 6:01AM - 527 Views
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Sue Counts (D)
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Is there a question you’ve wanted to ask your state representative and/or challenger?


If so, be sure not to miss a September 16 Town Hall meeting where incumbent Rep. Jonathan Jordan (R) and challenger Sue Counts (D) will meet to discuss a variety of local topics.


The event is scheduled to take place from 7-9 p.m. on Sept 16., in the main court room at the Ashe County Courthouse.


The forum is being sponsored by the non-partisan New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. Freelance journalist and former Ashe Mountain Times editor Ron Fitzwater will serve as facilitator and moderator.


Discussion topics will include, but will not be limited to:


• Jobs and economic growth.


• Education and funding reform.


• Agricultural policy.


• Land use, taxes and environmental protection.


Those interested in participating by asking a question on these or any other subject are urged to bring it with them to ask the candidates directly.


The Town Hall format will consist of prepared statements by each candidate, followed questions from the moderator, as well as members of the public in attendance.


Seating will be on a first come basis, so plan to arrive early to ensure a good seat.


Jordan, a local attorney, represents Ashe and Watauga counties in the state House of Representatives. He is currently serving his second term. Counts retired in 2008 as the Watauga County Extension Director for the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service.


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