Incumbent Commissioner Bill Short and 4 hopeful County Commissioner candidates spoke to attendees and gave us their story, their ideas and some of their positions on matters of importance to residents and voters.  We covered all the HOT the topics such as “the yet to be built bridge”, school funding and discipline issues, county taxes and tax differentials, police, substance abuse issues, economic development and economic road blocks, gaining public consensus for necessary changes.  It is difficult to discuss many of these topics casually or in formal sessions.  Many people have well established views developed over years and are not about to compromise.  We mostly see the need to be good listeners.  We mostly see the need to understand viewpoints which don’t exactly align with our own.  To get the progress that fits our County and Communities, we need to listen, learn and create a bit of flexibility in our thinking.  From the liberal to the conservative, we should consider how to best live with one another.  This is what Kent CBG has been doing with success.  

Once the Primary election is completed, we will have all the County Commissioner candidates, both Democrat and Republican, speak to Kent CBG.  We hope those who came to one or both of our two pre-primary election sessions will return along with additional local citizens.  Everyone will get a unique and personal contact with all the chosen candidates.

 

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