The Durham Unit of the League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Candidates Forum on Tuesday, April 3, from 7-9 p.m. in the auditorium of the Main Durham County Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street in Durham. Meet candidates for the May 8 primary which will in effect be the election for several positions includding the five County Commissioners for the next four years.
On the primary ballot there are 14 candidates for County Commissioner. All 14 have filed as Democrats and no one filed in the Republican primary. Four are incumbents. Even with the likelihood of a runoff after voting on May 8 and the appearance of an independent candidate on the November ballot, this is an important time to participate.
At the May primary, we will be electing three Durham County School Board members. Only one seat is contested. Candidates for the contested races in the N.C. legislature have also agreed to attend.
Former Mayor Sylvia Kerckhoff will be the moderator.
The League of Women Voters does not endorse candidates but works for an informed electorate.