Sept. 27, 2016
All four General Assembly candidates addressing the Forum this morning have opponents on Nov. 8. None of their opponents – three Republicans and one Libertarian – were present.
The four speakers were:
- Jane Campbell, a retired military officer but self-described longtime Democrat running as an unaffiliated candidate facing Republican John Bradford in N.C. House District 98;
- Jonathan Hudson, Democratic candidate facing Libertarian Chris Cole and incumbent Republican Jeff Tarte in N.C. Senate District 41;
- Joel Ford, Democratic incumbent, in a rematch with Republican Richard Rivette in N.C. Senate 38.
- Chaz Beasley, Democratic candidate facing Republican Beth Caufield, who was named to the ballot by the Republican Party following the resignation of incumbent Republican Charles Jeter, in N,C, House District 92. Republican Justin Moore was named to fill out Jeter’s term, but Moore is not on the ballot.
The video below contains presentations by the four candidates, beginning a minute 4:40. The Q&A follows at 21:08.
During the Q&A, a questioner referred to a handout given to Forum participants by Sen. Joel Ford. That two-page handout, summarizing key points in the 2016-17 N.C. budget signed by Gov. Pat McCrory in July, is here.
At 1:16:42, Mecklenburg Board of Commmissioners Chairman Trevor Fuller comments on the way forward for the community in the wake of last week’s unrest in Charlotte following a police shooting. That video is also here.
At 1:23:20, CMS’s Carlenia Ivory makes an appeal for mentors and readers in CMS schools. “We need each of you to touch the life of a child.”