Greene Chamber of Commerce to co-sponsor candidate forums

By Susan Gibbs

The Board of Directors of the Greene County Chamber of Commerce has voted to co-sponsor the candidate forums to be held at the

Greene County Chamber of Commerce President Darla Rose

Greene County Chamber of Commerce President Darla Rose

William Monroe High School Performing Arts Center in Stanardsville this month and next, Chamber President Darla Rose announced early this week.

Along with the Charlottesville Area League of Women Voters the Chamber will bring us the forum for the board of supervisor candidates at 7pm on September 23, the forum for clerk of court candidates at 7 pm on September 30 and the forums for school board and county sheriff candidates at 7pm on October 7.

Three candidates—Bob Young for At Large supervisor, Steve Keene for clerk of court and Steve Smith for sheriff—are refusing to attend the forums due a belief that the person who set the location and the times for the forum–Kristine “Kiki” Flaig—is actively involved in the campaign of Brooks Taylor, who is challenging incumbent Steve Smith for sheriff.

But Flaig says she does not officially work on any campaign but did bake cookies for a few of Taylor’s events.

Dale Herring, who is opposing Young, will be the only candidate for the At Large seat at the September 23 forum. But incumbent David Cox (Monroe) and his challenger, write-in candidate Donna Harlow will be there, as will be incumbent Davis Lamb (Ruckersville) and his challenger Michelle Flynn.

Candidates who will be attending the September 30 forum for clerk of court are: Incumbent Brenda Compton of Stanardsville; J.B. “Brad” Berry of Quinque; and Amber L. Knight of Stanardsville.

The forums for sheriff and for school board members, scheduled for October 7, will be attended by Taylor, and school board incumbents Rodney Kibler of Ruckersville and Sharon L. Mack of Barboursville, who are both running unopposed.

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