The News sat down with the candidates running for local county offices to give you a chance to hear from them before going out to the polls. Over the next few weeks, we will post conversations with candidates for Chairman, Post 1 Commissioner, Sheriff, Tax Commissioner, Magistrate Chief Judge, Probate Judge, and Clerk of Courts.
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners
Candidates for Commission Chairman stopped by to talk with Pat Cavanaugh, Publisher of the News, about their vision for the county and goals for the county's top executive office.
(In alphabetical order)
Republican Jason Hill previously served as Post I Commissioner and is campaigning on reforming the Chairman's office to move towards a county manager style of government.
Democratic incumbent Chairman Richard Oden is seeking a second term in office and highlighted accomplishments in the last three-plus years and reflected on the idea of adding more commissioners to the board.