Asheboro/Randolph Chamber Candidate’s Forum a Disservice to the Voting Public

The Asheboro/Randolph Chamber’s “Lunch & Learn: Randolph County Candidates Forum” has been planned with the best of intentions but, unfortunately serves only a small minority of the voting public. The Randolph County Candidates Forum suffers from poor planning in the following areas:

1.) Cost: At $15 dollars per person this event is not “affordable”. Given that many restaurants in the county offer lunch specials well under this amount it would seem that the Chamber only seeks limited participation.
2.) Time: An event time of 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM does not garner the greatest number of voters. Especially when one considers that a large portion of voters work outside the city/county.

I would challenge local groups (non-profit, tourism, economic development,chamber) to partner with local media (radio & newspaper) to produce an event that is built on the principles of inclusive, participatory government instilled in us by our country’s founders.

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2 thoughts on “Asheboro/Randolph Chamber Candidate’s Forum a Disservice to the Voting Public

  • September 21, 2006 at 11:29 pm

    Welcome to Randolph County. (1) Poor planning (or no planning)? Bingo. (2) Alas, the COC only and always seeks “limited participation”. (3) And did you say “inclusive”?


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  • September 26, 2006 at 1:42 pm

    I heard this letter ran as submitted in the Courier-Tribune (print .ed). Now just waiting for the threats (or proposals).


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