Candidates hold first public forum July 12 |

Candidates hold first public forum July 12

Daily Staff Report

EAGLE COUNTY ” All six candidates for Eagle County Commissioner will meet in a public forum on Wednesday. The forum, to be held in the chapel of Gracious Savior Lutheran Church in Edwards, begins at 6 p.m.

The forum is sponsored by the Eagle County Democrats, “but it’s really a non-partisan event,” said New New Wallace, one of the organizers. Both parties will provide moderators, Wallace said.

The candidates have been given questions ahead of time, Wallace said, but people at the forum can also ask questions.

The six candidates are running to replace Tom Stone of Gypsum, who can’t run for another term because of the state’s term limits law. The candidates are:

– Michael Bair (R ” Basalt)

– Hugo Benson (R ” Gypsum)

– Roger Brown (I ” Gypsum)

– Tom Edwards (R ” Gypsum)

– Sara Fisher (D ” Gypsum)

– Mike Lederhause (D ” Colorado River Road)

“It makes a big difference to see them in person,” Wallace said. “Really seeing a person, and not just reading about them, can tell you a lot about someone.”

The forum is expected to last about two hours. For more information, call Wallace, 390-3884.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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