Crowd Gathers for Candidates Forum in Oconee
Oconee County citizens had the opportunity to meet and hear from candidates for the offices at an Oconee County Chamber of Commerce sponsored forum at North Oconee High School on Thursday.
A crowd of about 250 gathered to hear candidates for the following offices speak during a forum on Thursday, June 14, 2012:
State Representative, District 117
- Doug McKillip* (R)
- Regina Quick (R)
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners
Board of Commissioners Post 1
Board of Commissioners Post 4
- Jennifer Riddle (R)
- Pamela Hendrix (R) - absent due to vacation scheduled before forum
Board of Education Post 1 (Chair)
- Tom Odom (R)
- Mike Hunter (R)
Oconee residents shared their opinion on the elections with Oconee Patch after the forum.
Resident Harry Thompson said he thought the forum went well, but no candidates stood out to him.
"Over all it was very informatie," Thompson said. "I did get some of the differences of opinion with the different candidates, and some idea of who I'm not voting for."
Resident Jane Wood said the forum went well, but was underattended.
"It was better than I thought it would be," Wood said. "Since it was the first in Oconee County I think more people will show up for the other forums. I wish there had been more people here."