The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce along with Connersville TV3 , is hosting a General Election Candidates' Forum. Contested races in Connersville will be included. Residents of Connersville will have the opportunity to hear candidates speak and answer specific questions on the position for which they are running. All party candidates will be invited to participate. An independent Moderator will control the forum, allowing each candidate to provide an opening and closing statement, and then answer position-specific questions within an allotted time. THIS IS NOT A DEBATE.
Spend the time getting to know the candidates. We have new faces registered for this election. We need thoughtful, competent officials who have real-world experience in the area they seek to serve. Government employees are public servants; accountable to the citizens, fiscally responsible with public tax dollars, and willing to look at "best practices," even if it means changing workforce strategies or age-old policy. The business membership of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce are looking for those candidates who can live up to this criteria. Leadership in the private sector are continually evaluated on their effectiveness to the business for which they work. Public sector officials should be held, at the very least, to that same standard.