The emphasis on voters connecting to candidates should never be overlooked. It was a chance to evaluate the incumbent and challenger. Joe Average has a chance to learn about the candidates and make a more informed decision on who will hold office. Which we feel is the only way to attain a collection of politicians that can effectively and realistically make changes to the benefit of the populace, from the local to national level.
John Orzel, a challenger for the 52nd State Senate seat, appeared at the 2012 Vestal Candidate Forum. He also was spoke at the 2010 Vestal Forum. Some of the topics that were covered: Education; Hydrofracking; Minimum wage; Taxes.
Tarik Abdelazim, challenger for the Broome County Executive, appeared at the 2012 Vestal Candidate Forum. Some of the topics that were covered: 2011 Flood; Agenda 21; Hydrofracking; Government corruption; Government spending; Taxes; Term limits.
We feel that America is at its greatest when the very best choice is picked by votes from the public. We feel only an informed public can make the best choice.