Meet the Candidates at Olney Heritage Museum
A candidate and voter open forum was held in Olney this past Monday, Feb 3. Many local offices are up for election for the 2020 primary, with each candidate in attendance, and a voter turnout of 60-70 people throughout the two-hour event.
“The turnout is great. I am so glad our community is coming out and getting to know these people,” said Stacey Wade. “People that you don’t regularly see in town are coming out to meet these candidates and I think it is great. “ Wade added. Mayor Phil Jeske was also in attendance stating that “public forums are a great way to come out and meet all of the different candidates. There is really no better way to meet the candidates and express your view points and see what their view points are”. The event was a success from the beginning, with fifty potential voters walking through the door at 6 p.m., this gave the candidates plenty of time to meet and get to know the potential voters in Young County.
I got a chance to speak with Tim Bay, who is running for Sheriff of Young County. “ I have been a cop in Young County for over 20 years. I know Young County, I know the people and I know what the public needs and the public needs more communication, “ Bay said. “Being a long time resident, I love the County, I have served the county for over 20 years and I want to continue doing that as the sheriff and I think I have what it takes. “ Bay added. Another candidate looking to move her way up is Christy Centers, a candidate for Tax Assessor Collector. “I have been in the office for six years. I want to maintain the service that the previous Tax Collector maintained for the past 40 years. We will have the Olney office, I plan on keeping it open for the citizens in Olney. Ms. Diana does a wonderful job and just keeping everything going on daily operations, “ Centers said.