Candidates Make Their Cases at Forums

WINNSBORO (Sept. 29, 2016) – The Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a series of candidate forums every other Monday in October at the Winnsboro Woman’s Club at 102 S. Vanderhorst St.

The forums begin next Monday, Oct. 3, with Ron Smith moderating questions for candidates for District 2 on the Fairfield County School Board (Paula Hartman, incumbent and Janet Mason), as well as for candidates for the District 17 seat in the State Senate (Democrat Mike Fanning, and Republican Mark Palmer).

Mike Kelly will moderate the remaining forums, beginning on Oct. 17 with candidates for County Council’s District 2 seat (Jimmy Ray Douglas, J. Renee Green and Clyde Wade) and District 3 seat (Kirk Chappell, Peggy D. Swearingen and Mikel R. Trapp Sr.). Both seats are open, with no incumbent running for another term.

The forums conclude on Oct. 31 with candidates for County Council’s District 4 seat (Kamau Marcharia, incumbent; Bertha Goins and Quincy D. Pringle Sr.) and District 6 seat (Mary Lynn Kinley, incumbent; Gwen Harden; Cornelius Neil Robinson; and Mary Anne Tolbert).

The forums run from 6 to 8 p.m. and will feature written questions from the audience.



  1. Jim Comey says

    Sadly Mike Fanning isn’t going to the forums any more. Is he hiding or something?

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