On Tuesday night, August 16, 2016, the Alabama New South Coalition sponsored a political forum for candidates running for Mayor and City Council positions in Eutaw, Boligee and Forkland.
The Mayor and Council candidates in the Town of Union are unopposed. Each candidate had an opportunity to present a statement on their qualifications, experiences, prior service to the community and plans for the future if elected.
The candidates also answered questions from the audience members.
Three of the four candidates for Mayor of Eutaw – incumbent Mayor Hattie Edwards, Raymond Steele and Reginald Spencer were present. The two candidates for Mayor of Boligee – incumbent Louis Harper and challenger Marvin Oliver; and one candidate for Mayor of Forkland – Ollie Vester, the current Mayor, were present and gave remarks.
City Council candidates present were: for District 1 in Eutaw:LaTasha Johnson and James ‘Truck’ Lewis; Stanley Lucious for District 2. Michael Gibson and Eddie Mae Brown for Boligee City Council and Doris Robinson, Forkland City Council candidate.
The candidates and audience members thanked ANSC for holding the forum and allowing the candidates to discuss their issues and respond to questions.