Red, White and Blue Forum gives Daviess County voters chance to hear from candidates

Red, White and Blue Forum gives Daviess County voters chance to hear from candidates
Published: May. 14, 2022 at 8:20 AM CDT|Updated: May. 15, 2022 at 12:26 AM CDT
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DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Voters in Daviess County had a chance this weekend to hear from candidates ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.

On Saturday morning, primary candidates for Daviess County offices were invited to speak on the courthouse lawn.

Each candidate had two minutes to speak, except for Judge-Executive candidates who were given three minutes.

Spectators were allowed to bring signs, but members of the audience were asked to be respectful of each candidate and give them a chance to speak.

It’s an especially big election on the Republican side because several county races lack a Democratic candidate.

This year’s Republican primary will decide who will be the county’s next sheriff, county clerk and property valuation administrator, along with east and west seats on the Daviess County Fiscal Court. However, one of the biggest elections on the Republican side is who will win the primary for Judge Executive, a seat that hasn’t been open for years.

“If you look around the community, you find gaps and things that need to be done, accomplishments that need to be made that aren’t that difficult,” Republican Judge Executive Candidate Reid Haire said. “You focus your attention and craft a vision for this community.”

“We’re all about growth by investing in site-ready land, safety by making sure our first responders have the tools and resources necessary to protect and serve, and sustainability by increasing our tax base, not our tax rate,” Republican Judge Executive Candidate Will Mounts said.

“I think my record speaks for itself,” Republican Judge Executive Candidate Charlie Castlen said. “I think the citizens recognize that they have truly a citizen legislator when they vote for me.”

Saturday’s event was the first of two Red, White and Blue Forums, with the traditional event coming later in the year. That autumn forum will be for competitive races in November’s general election.

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