Congressional Town Hall on May 12

The Democratic Women of Jackson County and Jackson County’s Issues Roundtable are co-sponsoring a Town Hall, featuring Rick Bryson and Tom Hill, on Thursday, May 12, at 6:30 PM.  The event will be held at the Family Resource Center in Webster and is open to the general public.

Bryson and Hall are both running to represent the Democratic Party in the 11th Congressional District race.  A February 5 court ruling required redistricting of two North Carolina congressional seats, thereby voiding any federal House of Representatives results in the March primary and necessitating a second primary, now set for June 7.  Both Democrats and Unaffiliated voters are eligible to vote in the June 7 congressional primary.

Brian McMahan, chair of the Jackson County Commission, will also review the quarter-cent sales tax proposal, which appears on the June 7 ballot.  All Jackson County voters are eligible to vote on the sales tax referendum.

The Town Hall format enables voters to ask candidates questions.  It will be followed by a meet and greet opportunity for voters to interact with both Bryson and Hall, as well as other Democratic candidates running November for local and state positions.

“Most people don’t realize there will be a second primary this year,” noted Penny Smith, Issues Roundtable facilitator.  “We hope the Town Hall will remind them there are still decisions to be made before we get to the November balloting.”