The Daily Post-Athenian hosted its 2020 Athens City Council Candidate Forum on Tuesday night.
The event featured the three candidates for two seats on the Council — Jordan Curtis, Eric Morrow, and Frances Witt-McMahan — on the eve of the start of early voting for the Nov. 3 election. The candidates were asked a series of 10 questions and concluded with closing statements.
The DPA will feature a five-part series during the early voting period, which continues until Thursday, Oct. 29. The series will include each candidate’s answer to all questions posed by DPA Editor Dewey Morgan during the forum, as well as their closing statements. Each part of the series will group between two and three questions together based on similar subject matter.
The following is the first part of the series and includes both the opening question of the night and the candidates’ closing statements. These responses should give readers a better idea of who the candidates are and why each believes they will make a good addition to the City Council. Subsequent stories in the series will dig deeper into important issues facing the city and how the candidates may choose to address them.
The entire forum is available to view any time on The Daily Post-Athenian’s Facebook page.
The candidates’ responses are listed in the order they were asked during the forum.