The South County Division of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber held a candidates’ forum for County Council position number five candidates Audrey Chase and Rick Talbert.
The forum began with a two minute opening from each candidate, followed by three questions chosen by the Chamber Board and a 2 minute closing.
The three questions posed to the candidates covered critical issues to the district and county ranging from small business to safety and transportation. Both candidates recognized that poor planning and unfinished projects have plagued the county, and each suggested that they are the best candidate to finish projects and get things done. Chase highlighted her ability to bring new people and new ideas to the county, while Talbert called attention to his past success and experience.
The South County Candidates’ Forum provided audience members with the opportunity to hear each candidates’ stance on issues about small business, safety, and transportation. The candidates also addressed audience questions about Garfield Street renovations and Pierce County Planning and Land Services (PALS) in a Question & Answer Session that followed the forum.
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