Watch video below of the Saline County Political Forum, including U.S., State, County, and School Board candidates speak about their campaign. Eleven candidates each made an opening statement, then answered a question submitted by the student body and a question submitted by the community, then they each made a closing statement.
This event was presented by MySaline.com, Benton Public Schools and Fidelity Local 6 on Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30 p.m., at Benton High School. Organizers were Tania Estell of Benton Public Schools, Shelli Poole of MySaline.com, Ken Yang of Family Council, and Matt Johnson of Fidelity Local 6.
Benton High School students were featured in major roles in this program. Jackie Sherrell served as the master of ceremonies, Jared Hastings as moderator, and KK McCormick as timekeeper.
Here is the list of candidates, in the order they appeared. It is noted the ones that weren’t able to attend.
Justice of the Peace, District 4 – Republican
1. Justice of the Peace Barbara Howell
2. Bobby Cullison
State Supreme Court Assoc. Justice, Pos. 3 – Non-Partisan
1. David Sterling
2. Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson (not present)
3. Judge Kenneth Hixson (not present)
Secretary of State – Republican
1. Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston
2. State Representative Trevor Drown
U.S. Congress, District 2 – Democratic
1. Jonathan Dunkley
2. Gwen Combs (not present)
3. Paul J. Spencer (not present)
4. Representative Clarke Tucker (not present)
Prosecuting Attorney, District 22 – Non-Partisan
1. Chris Walton
2. Parker Jones
State Representative, District 28 – Republican
1. Councilman Kerry Murphy
2. Jasen Kelly
Benton School Board, Position 6 – Non-Partisan
1. Darren Adams
2. Chris Ledbetter
Justice of the Peace, District 11 – Republican
1. Clint Chism (not present)
2. Mike Creekmore (not present)
Constable, Township 1 – Republican
1. Thomas (Tim) Bragg (not present)
2. Don Burrow (not present)
Constable, Township 2 – Republican
1. Constable Bobby Hahn (not present)
2. Mark Kizer (not present)
Early voting begins May 7th. The Primary Election is May 22nd. Now is the time to get educated on who will get your vote. Read more about the Primary Election at www.mysaline.com/election-2018.
KEYWORD: BHS Forum