A group of about 50 concerned citizens were joined by an internet audience in watching tonight’s Parish President and Parish Council candidate forum Thursday, September 26 at NSU’s Magale Auditorium. The forum was sponsored by the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce and NSU’s Student Government Association. Members of NSU’s Student Government Association also assisted with the event set up, ushering and timekeeping. Chamber president Laura Lyles emceed the evening’s program. Each candidate was allowed a 3 minute introduction, after which they each answered questions from the chamber and from audience members. The candidates answered questions on the condition of the parish’s roads, Head Start, fostering economic growth and how they planned to address these and other issues should they be the one elected.
These forums are an excellent opportunity to meet and evaluate the men and women hoping to earn your vote. Take advantage and come out to meet them and hear what they have to say in response to your questions. Make your voice heard and your vote count!