Eagle County candidates will debate Tuesday
EAGLE — Candidates on this year’s ballot will gather Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Eagle County Building for a debate.
The debate will see county commissioner candidates Kathy Chandler-Henry (D), Courtney Holm (R), Dick Mayne (R) and Jeanne McQueeney (D) face off for seats from the 2nd and 3rd commissioner districts.
Following that, the candidates for sheriff, James Van Beek (R) and Daric Harvey (D), will meet as will candidates for coroner Kara Bettis (D) and Sue Franciose (R) and surveyor Ted Archibeque (R).
In the uncontested races Karen Sheaffer (R, treasurer), Teak Simonton (D, county clerk) and Mark Chapin (D, assessor) will be allotted time for remarks.
Greg Johnson and Rohn Robbins will serve as moderators for the event, which s sponsored jointly by Eagle County Republican and Democrat Central Committees.
“The debates will pretty much follow the same format as we used two years ago with some tweaks due to the large number of races this year,” said Johnson, who also served as last year’s moderator.
In addition to questions prepared by the moderators, there will be time set aside for participation from the audience.