Candidates Forum held in downtown Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Republican Dale Strong and Democrat Kathy Warner-Stanton, candidates for Congressional District 5, were invited to the downtown Huntsville Public Library on Tuesday to speak to voters and address their concerns about the issues. policies.

But Strong and other Republican candidates for District 2 as well as candidates for Madison County judge did not attend the event.

Strong, the favorite to win the 5th congressional seat did not show up at the forum. Warner-Stanton showed up and she made it clear to the 125 voters in attendance that she belonged to the District 5 headquarters.

“This is my district to this is my hometown,” Warner-Stanton said. “I’m going to be on the Democratic Party ballot, but I’m a people’s candidate. In the future, whatever people need or want, I will have for them.

5e The congressional district seat is currently held by Congressman Mo Brooks. Warner-Stanton will take on Strong, who is the longtime chairman of the Madison County Commission.

Warner-Stanton told News 19 that every candidate should take the opportunity to speak to voters on the rare occasion to advance their campaign agenda and gain traction ahead of the Nov. 8 general election.e.

“When it comes to education, ongoing training and ensuring that we have a proper education for our children and that teachers are paid a salary commensurate with the type of work they do,” Warner-Stanton said.

Warner-Stanton stressed the importance of Strong not coming out to talk to voters in his district.

“It’s also my neighborhood. It would have been nice to have the opportunity to meet him tonight – but being from Alabama, North Alabama is also my home and my family,” Warner-Stanton said.

The Democratic candidates at the forum were Alabama Senate District 2 candidate Kim Lewis, who will face Republican Tom Butler, and Madison County District Court Judge candidate Kimberly Rucker, who will challenge the Republican Patricia Demos.

Strong will appear on the ballot with Warner-Stanton and Libertarian PJ Greer in the general election.


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