4/23/2014 12:50 PM
by Rebecca Turco
OAK HILL - Fayette County residents met
local politicians and heard their stances Wednesday morning.
The Fayette County County Chamber of
Commerce held a Meet the Candidates breakfast for the public at the Oak Hill
Holiday Lodge. 21 candidates were present to answer questions.
Organizers said the chamber and AEP
have partnered for several primary elections to host a meet-and-greet to help
locals educate themselves before the voting time comes. “It's important for citizens to
take the time to become more informed so that when they do mark that ballot and
cast that vote, that they actually have information on why they're supporting that
candidate,” explained Sharon Cruikshank, executive director of the
Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.
Cruikshank encouraged voters to hold
their candidates accountable. For locals who want more information, Cruikshank
recommends visiting the party offices.