Dare candidate debates kick off this week

By on September 19, 2020

Like virtually everything else this year, the candidate debates for those running for the Dare County Board of Commissioners and Dare County Board of Education will be different — and virtual.

Two debates, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Dare County and the Coastal Review Online, will be held this coming week. The board of commissioners candidate event will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The board of education candidate event will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.

Four of the seven seats on both boards are up this fall. District 1 Commissioner Wally Overman, a Republican, and District 4 Commissioner Danny Couch, a Democrat, are running unopposed.

In the other two contests, District 2 Republican incumbent Bob Woodard faces Democratic challenger Amanda Hooper Walters and District 3 Republican incumbent Steve House is being challenged by Democrat Kathy McCullough-Testa.

The one unopposed incumbent in the board of education races is District 4 Republican Mary Ellon Ballance. In District 1, incumbent Democrat Bea Basnight is competing against Republican Carl Woody II. Democrat Jen Alexander and Republican Susan Bothwell are facing off for an open seat in District 2. And At-large incumbent Republican David Twiddy is running against Democrat Charles Parker.

Register to join the commissioners candidate forum.
Register to join the school board candidate forum.

After registering, a link to attend the webinar will be sent to your inbox. This will allow you to join the webinar on the assigned date and time. Questions for candidates in each race may be sent to DareLWV@gmail.com. Include your name and town. The forums will also be recorded and made available on YouTube, Current TV and other local outlets.


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