Dare LWV sets candidate forums for municipal elections
Published 7:07 pm Sunday, October 3, 2021
The Dare County League of Women Voters will hold virtual forums for candidates from five towns for the upcoming municipal elections.
“We want to ensure everyone’s safety and also afford the opportunity for voters to see and hear their candidates speak and respond to questions about the issues that are important to them,” stated a Dare LWV press release. All are invited to attend via the Zoom webinar platform.
Duck – Monday, Oct. 4 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
On the ballot for councilman: James Bartlett, Joseph Blakaitis, Donald P. Kingston, Rob Mooney, Tony Schiano, Monica Thibodeau, Ben Vorndran and Sandy Whitman.
Kitty Hawk – Tuesday, October 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
On the ballot for mayor: Craig Garriss
On the ballot for councilman: Nick Antonis, Charles Jones, Jeff Pruitt and Charlotte D. Walker.
Manteo – Thursday, October 7 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
On the ballot for mayor: Bobby Owens
On the ballot for commissioner: Sherry Butcher Wickstrom, Eddie Mann, Ruth Jane Stetson and Christine E. Walker.
Nags Head – Tuesday, October 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
On the ballot for mayor: Ben Cahoon
On the ballot for commissioner: Webb Fuller, Bob Sanders and Michael Siers.
Southern Shores – Wednesday, October 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
On the ballot for mayor: Rod McCaughey and Elizabeth Morey
On the ballot for councilman: John Carter, Paula Sherlock and Ann Sjoerdsma.
Dare LWV notes that the Town of Kill Devil Hills has mayoral and two commissioner seats open, but neither race is contested.
After you register to attend the virtual forum, a link to attend the webinar will be emailed, allowing registrants to join the webinar on the assigned date and time. Dare LWV is collecting questions now to be asked of the candidates. Questions for the candidates should be sent to DareLWV@gmail.com, including your name and town.
The forums will also be recorded and available on YouTube and other local outlets.
“Thank you for supporting our local elections, the candidates, and for being an engaged Voter!” stated the release.