I have been paying attention to the two candidates running for the House of Delegates’ 98th District, including attending the forum held on Oct. 24. While both candidates—Sheila Crowley and Keith Hodges—were polite and followed the rules of the forum, one candidate stood out in the way she answered questions. It was readily obvious that Crowley was well-prepared, informed, concise and clear in her approach to answering and dealing with issues facing the 98th District. I was struck by the way Mr. Hodges repeatedly stated that, “it’s really very complicated,” and then did not answer the question asked. He spoke a great deal about leadership, but did not offer much in the way of clearly answering the questions presented to both candidates.
Crowley, on the other hand, answered each and every question in an obviously researched, informed and thought-out manner. On Medicaid expansion, she answered why it should be enacted, how Vi...
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