Bossier Parish Voters Met The Candidates
All But A Few Candidates Attended Political Forum
The Spirit of Bossier Exchange Club wanted to encourage voter participation by hosting a political candidate forum Tuesday night.
Several dozen people filled the Holiday Inn to get to know the candidates running for Congress, Bossier and Webster Parish District Judge, Judge, Court of Appeal 2nd Circuit 3rd District, Chief of Benton Police and Benton Mayor.
Congressman John Fleming, current Police Chief Charles Pilkinton and Benton Mayor Wayne Cathcart were not at the forum, but all of the other candidates spent several hours introducing themselves to voters and answering questions.
"I don't see very well, so to hear them is very important to me. I can't do much reading about them other than listen to them," said Betty Tyeskey.
Tyeskey says it's important for voters to be informed before they cast their ballots.