October 20, 2013
Candidates for Greene County Board of Supervisors attended a forum on Saturday at the Performing Arts Center in William Monroe High School.
The forum was hosted by the Ruckersville PTA and the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area.
The candidates are running for two seats on the board:
Jim Frydle is the incumbent for the Midway District, his opponent is former Virginia State Trooper Steven Keene.
Patsy Morris, a formed Greene Supervisors, and Bill Martin, former chair of the county's Planning Commission, are running for the Stanardsville District seat being vacated by Clarence Peyton, who is not seeking re-election.
The forum focused on education in the county and the future of the aging Greene population.
Heather Hopson, with the Ruckersville Parent/Teacher Association advocacy committee, says that its important for the candidates and their possible constituents to have an opportunity to field questions in front of one another.
"There is not a lot of access, so being able to serve our community in this way, we think it's very important to provide that platform so the candidates have a place to go to meet with our citizens and talk about what's important to them and why they are running for public office."
This was the first and only scheduled forum involving all of the candidates.