4/24/2014 9:24 AM
by Rebecca Turco
BECKLEY - Around 300 folks in Beckley met
nearly 40 political candidates Thursday to hear their stances on issues.
The Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce hosted a
Meet the Candidates Breakfast for chamber members and the general public. A
media panel directed questions for the politicians, some of which were
submitted from the audience.
Ellen Taylor, president of the Chamber of Commerce, said the
meet-and-greet gave folks the chance to learn what's going on in the community
and be more versed come voting time. “It’s an opportunity to make an informed
decision because you've had an opportunity to meet these individuals,” she
The Chamber of Commerce hosts a Meet the Candidates event
for both the primary and general elections.