Democratic candidates meet at ‘open house’
By Jessica Armistead
November brings a new season, autumn colors and the right to vote in the General Election on November 4.
In preparation for the upcoming local elections the Morgan County Democratic Party sponsored a candidate meet and greet last Thursday, Sept. 25 at Perk Avenue. The meet and greet was directed by Anne Hightower a local democrat.
"The event is exactly like an open house, voters are able to learn about who they are voting for," stated Hightower. Voters talked over refreshments, relating their reasons to vote for the select candidates before two minute campaign speeches were given.
The candidates for District 1 County Commissioner talked about topics that were very important to the citizens of Morgan County, including improving the roads, making housing more affordable, and voting for zoning that will assist taxpayers.
Morgan County High School senior and president of Morgan County High School's Young Democrats, Wesley Glosson, started the evening with an opening speech. Throughout the speech all eyes and ears were on Glosson as he targeted some of the main topics that American citizens face day to day and occasionally made jokes regarding President Bush running the country.
After the applause for Glosson, MCHS Senior Class President and fellow Young Democrat Gary Walker spoke to the gathered Democrats.
Bobby Saxon was one of the many special guests who appeared during the event. Saxon is running for District 10 Congressman. He came to talk to Morgan Countians and inform them of his platform. Other guests included school board member Minnie Peek and candidates for District 1 County Commissioner Zeke Lambert and Donald Harris and Independent candidate for District 5 County Commissioner Betty Straw Brown.