May 2022 Primary Election virtual Candidate Forum scheduled for March 16

BUCKHANNON – You’ve got questions; they’ve got answers.

If you’ve been contemplating who to cast your ballot for in the May 2022 Primary Election, be sure to live stream the City of Buckhannon and Upshur County Board of Education Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 on YouTube and Facebook.

The Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce, My Buckhannon, West Virginia Wesleyan College’s Student Senate and Channel 3 Buckhannon are teaming up to host a Candidate Forum that will focus on two nonpartisan, local races sure to be of interest: the Buckhannon City Council and Upshur County Board of Education.

In the city council election, five candidates are vying for two, four-year terms; meanwhile, 12 candidates are competing to earn three seats on the board of education.

Chamber executive director Tammy Reger invites residents to submit questions in advance of this virtual-only event to or by the end of the day Tuesday, March 15.

“The Chamber is excited to partner with WVWC Student Senate, My Buckhannon and Channel 3 to host a Candidate Forum again this year,” Reger said. “The purpose of the Candidate Forum is to give voters an opportunity to hear candidates discuss the issues of importance to them in this election. We give members and residents a chance to submit questions that will then be presented to the candidates. We hope you are able to participate.”

Residents can tune in to see city candidates take questions from 7-7:30 p.m., while BOE candidates will tackle the issues that matter from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Viewers may live stream the candidate forum at this link on Channel 3 Buckhannon’s YouTube channel, on the Chamber’s Facebook page and on My Buckhannon’s Facebook page.

My Buckhannon owner/founder Brian Bergstrom encouraged voters to see what candidates have to say firsthand.

“The cool thing about events like this is that you get to hear directly from the candidates themselves, and streaming the forum online will allow us to reach the entire Upshur County community,” he said. “We’re grateful to all the candidates who are participating and look forward to a lively exchange of ideas.”

For more information about local, state and national candidates running in the May 10, 2022, Primary Election, please visit the West Virginia Secretary of State’s website.

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