Feel like you don’t really know who’s running for the Board of Education? Now is the perfect time to ask candidates for answers to the tough questions.
The Bryan County News and the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a forum for Board of Education candidates on Thursday, July 10. The time has tentatively been set for 6:30-8 p.m. and it will be held on the third floor of the Brogdon-Spiers building, thanks to Gene and Carol Brogdon’s donation of the site.
All seven candidates have agreed to participate.
The News will be taking questions from the community from now until the deadline of Friday, June 27.
Send your questions for BoE candidates to the News by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; phone, 756-2668; or mail, P.O. Box 1239, Richmond Hill, GA, 31324.
More information about the event will be released in the coming weeks.
The vice chairman position and district 2 and 3 seats are all up for grabs and those three county seats will be determined by a majority vote by Bryan County residents.
Carroll Ann Coleman, a former BoE chairman, is running against Jeff Morton, current district 3 board member, for the vice chairman seat; Dennis Seger and Wanda Lane are both vying for district 2; and Charlie Johnson, Candace Piper and Charles Blakewood are all running for district 3.
All candidates are running as members of the Republican Party so the vice chair and district 2 positions will be decided July 15.
If one of the three district 3 candidates wins by a 51 percent margin, they will be declared the winner. If there isn’t a majority winner, the top two candidates will face-off in a runoff election on Aug. 5.