Raleigh Co. residents meet local candidates at breakfast

Local - 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 explained.

The Chamber of Commerce hosts a Meet the Candidates event for both the primary and general elections.


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