WHOW and Regional Radio News earlier this week helped sponsor a candidate forum for the upcoming election on the DeWitt County Board.
The Tuesday night forum from the Abagail in Clinton was open to all candidates that will appear and on Tuesday, November 3 ballot and the five incumbent Board members were the only ones to take advantage of the opportunity to use the on-air and digital platforms to speak to voters and that fact did not go unnoticed on Tuesday.
Lance Reece was among the participants to speak on the lack of participation from those running...
Reece also pointed out the unfeasible idea by one challenger to bring in more residents to make up what could be a huge budget shortfall if the power plant leaves. (Editor's Note: Reece intended to say 1,000 homes would be needed.)
During the primaries, WHOW and Regional Radio News offered all the candidates on the primary ballot the opportunity to be a part of on-air candidate interviews and again, only incumbent board members took advantage of that opportunity.