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Mathews candidates take part in MEA forum

The Mathews Education Association forum, held last Thursday at Thomas Hunter Middle School, was measured and orderly, with all candidates in each group asked the same questions and given equal response time. Mathews High School English teacher John Corrigan was moderator.

All nine candidates for the board of supervisors were present, with the three running in the special election for a two-year term—Mike Rowe, who was appointed on an interim basis following the resignation of Pepper Love, and challengers Carol Bova and Michael Schramm—taking the stage together first, followed by the six running in the regular election—incumbents Edwina Casey and G.C. Morrow and challengers Paul Hudgins, Jackie Ingram, Melissa Mason and Dee Russell.

Corrigan told the three special election candidates that whoever is elected will take the seat on the board immediately, and he asked what decisions of the current board of supervisors they would like to see overturned or changed. 

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