Chamber Hosts Candidate Forums

WINNSBORO/RIDGEWAY – The Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce will hold three candidate forums as a community service to allow citizens to hear from hopefuls in this year’s Nov. 4 general election and Nov. 18 special election for Sheriff.

Candidates for County Council seats in districts 3, 5 and 7 will meet in a forum on Sept. 11 at the Winnsboro Woman’s Club, 102 Vanderhorst St., Winnsboro. Mike Kelly will moderate the event.

Candidates for School Board, district 3, 5 and 7, as well as candidates for Sheriff and Solicitor, will come together for their forum on Sept. 18, also at the Winnsboro Woman’s Club. Ron Smith will moderate.

District 1 candidates for County Council and School Board, as well as candidates for Sheriff and Solicitor, will meet on Sept. 25 for their forum at the Century House, 170 S. Dogwood Ave. in Ridgeway, moderated by Kelly.

Doors will open for each event at 6 p.m., with the forum running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Questions from the audience will be taken in writing and presented by the moderator.