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Dexter Chamber of Commerce Hosts Election Forum with Local Candidates

Candidates for the Village of Dexter and Dexter Community Schools Board of Education will address constituents at 6 p.m. Oct. 24.

As the final weeks of the election season approach, the Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce and the Dexter Education Association are hosting a candidate forum on Wednesday.

The forum will take place beginning at 6 p.m. at Creekside Intermediate School and will feature candidates for the Dexter Community Schools Board of Education, Dexter Village Council, and Michigan's 52nd House of Representatives District.

According to Chamber Director Abby Goldberg, there will be three separate mini forums moderated by representatives from the Dexter Education Association and the chamber.

All candidates for each respective race will be in attendance. The public can submit questions for consideration by emailing info@dexterchamber.org. The forum is open to the public.

Candidates include:

Dexter Village

  • Jim Carson and Shawn Keough (Dexter Village President Race)
  • Carol Jones (Dexter Village Clerk)
  • Joe Semifero, Paul Cousins, Jim Smith, and Julie Knight (Dexter Village Trustees).

Dexter Community Schools Board of Education

52nd District

Daniel Lai October 25, 2012 at 03:51 PM
We will be posting our coverage of the forum later today.
Barbara Read October 25, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Yes, Chris, and a great turnout, too. Most of the seats were full, and I really enjoyed hearing from candidates in the other races. Many similarities, but also some key differences. My teaching experience in the schools is a bit different from yours. As I mentioned at the forum, I taught classes at UC Berkeley while I was a graduate student there. The classes (and labs) were under the Molecular and Cell Biology Department, and I also led discussion groups for psychology classes. My school volunteer work has been entirely in the Dexter school district and concentrated over the past 9 years. I have managed events both large and small (Team Bates Family Fun Run to Wylie movie nights). I have a 3rd grader, 5th grader, 7th grader and 10th grader. I agree, it is very satisfying to be at the schools getting to know the parents and teachers. Here are my website and facebook campaign page links. www.barbararead.org/ https://www.facebook.com/elect.barbara.read
Barbara Read October 25, 2012 at 03:53 PM
Was it taped? I thought I heard someone say it was recorded so people could watch it.
Daniel Lai October 25, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I don't know if it was taped.
Barbara Read October 25, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Okay, thanks. I couldn't find it on the chamber website, either, so probably not.

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