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Upcoming Forums Present Opportunities for Voters to Meet the Davidson Candidates

by | Sep 7, 2017 | News

Davidson’s three mayoral candidates — (l-r) John Woods, Laurie Venzon, and Rusty Knox — outlined their stances on issues to about 150 people who attended the first forum of the political season at Saint Albans Church. (Bill Giduz photo)

Davidson voters have several opportunities to hear from candidates in the November 7 municipal elections. The first forum was for mayoral candidates Laurie Venzon, Rusty Knox and incumbent John Woods, and was held on September 14.

Future opportunities are:

Monday, September. 18: Thirteen candidates for five seats on the Board of Commissioners candidates will discuss the issues from 7-9 p.m. in the Gethsemane Baptist Church sanctuary. They are incumbent Stacey Anderson, Michael Angell, George Berger, Jane Campbell, Shana Erber, Ryan Fay, Matthew Fort, incumbent Jim Fuller, incumbent Rodney Graham, Autumn Rierson Michael, David Sitton, Troy Taylor, and Sammy Weaver. Contact information for each of the candidates is available at

Future forums for candidates are:

  • Thursday, October 5: Mayoral Debate at 7 p.m. at River Run Golf & Country Club
  • Thursday, October 12: Meet & Greet for Commission Candidates at 7 p.m. at River Run Golf & Country Club
  • Tuesday, October 17: Forum sponsored by the St. Albans homeowners’ association for Mayor and Commission candidates at 7 p.m. at St. Albans Church
  • Thursday, October 19: Commissioner Forum 7-9 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall
  • Wednesday, October 25: Mayoral Forum at 7 p.m. in the Lilly Gallery on the Davidson College campus
  • Thursday, October 26: Mayoral and Commissioner Forum in the ballroom at the Pines.
  • Thursday, November 2: Commissioner Forum at 7 p.m. at the DCPC Congregation House

Bill Giduz

Bill Giduz was the son who followed his father’s footsteps into journalism. He has been involved his entire life with news and photography in schools he attended and jobs he’s held. He believes now that he’s got a few good years left to devote to The News of Davidson.

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