The Cashiers Recreation Center was packed on Wednesday night with standing room only and a crowd of over 70 people who came to hear directly from all five Democratic candidates running for the NC 11 Congressional seat. Attendees were from Cashiers and Glenville; but also from Webster, Highlands, and Sapphire.
“The turnout to meet these committed and hard working candidates exceeded our expectations, and almost exceeded our space,” said to Dan Chasins, Chair of the Cashiers precinct of the Jackson County Democratic party, which sponsored the candidates forum. “It was standing room only! It confirms that voters on the Plateau are engaged, ready for a change, and eager to evaluate the candidates who will bring a very different approach to representing District 11. Thanks to all the candidates for making the effort to come to the plateau and address their constituents in person, as well as taking our questions on the key issues facing western North Carolina and our country.”
After all candidates had a chance to present their credentials and platforms, audience members were given an opportunity to ask questions. Candidates and attendees said it was a productive and informative evening for all and many stayed after the forum ended to have one on one discussions with individual candidates.
More informational meetings like Wednesdays are expected during the coming months. For more information on NC 11 candidates click HERE.
For those not able to attend the meeting, Candidate Phillip Price is inviting members of the public to meet and talk with him from 4-6 p.m. on Jan. 31 at The Orchard Restaurant Events Barn, 905 Highway 107 South, Cashiers. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Price will briefly speak and will take questions from those in attendance.