Letter: Candidate forums helped educate returning resident

To the editor:

Hats off to the Brown County League of Women Voters and the Farm Bureau for hosting three forums April 12-14 at which voters received the opportunity to hear their candidates running for office introduce themselves and discuss issues.

I appreciated the opportunity to ensure that as a responsible voter and citizen I could better prepare myself to make a wise decision as to who should represent me in government. The moderator did a fantastic job, and I was impressed with the way questions were posed resulting in very informative sessions.

While I also very much appreciate the Brown County Democrat for printing articles of answers to questions posed to candidates by the League of Women Voters over the past month, there’s nothing like hearing directly from the candidates themselves in order to make informed decisions.

As a recent retiree from the United States Air Force and having just returned to Brown County after 30 years, it was important to me to know more about the people running for office, as I can say I didn’t know anything about any of them prior to reading the Brown County Democrat and attending these forums.

Mike Kelly, Nashville

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Sara Clifford has been raising a family in Brown County since 2005 and leading the Brown County Democrat since late 2009. In addition to editor, she is the beat reporter for town government and writes columns, features and general news stories.