More than 80 people turned out for the Candidate Forum on Monday night featuring the six candidates for the Oconee County Board of Commissioners, two for the Board of Education, and one of the two candidates for sheriff.
For the second Forum on Tuesday, more than 50 people turned out to ask questions of the two contenders for the office of county Tax Commissioner, the two candidates for the House District 117 seat, and to hear four incumbent or former state legislators from Oconee County talk about the history of the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax ballot issue.
The most pointed exchange on the first night came at the end of the 70-minute session on the BOC races when challenger Chuck Horton explained his complaint about openness against incumbent BOC Chairman Melvin Davis and Davis replied.
The second night contained a number of testy exchanges between Doug McKillip and Regina Quick, both seeking to represent the newly created 117th District in the next meeting of the state legislature in January.
To supplement what already has been written at Oconee Patch about the and s, I have uploaded the full videos from both nights to my blog, Oconee County Observations.
I also have written a brief summary and included a brief clip for each of the candidates, just to give a sense of the meetings and of the candidates themselves.
The summary and selected clips are at Oconee County Observations.