Candidates participate in forum

Published 11:35 am Friday, February 10, 2012

Kelly Lambert of the Burkville Nighborhood Watch addressed the crowd as candidates for Lowndes County judgeships look on. Front left are Debra Caldwell Bush, J.D. Ruffin and incumbent Adrian D. Johnson for district judge. From back left are incumbent John E. Hulett and Debbie Dunklin for probate judge.

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

Lowndes County voters were given the opportunity to meet and hear the candidates for local office in the upcoming primary election to be held March 13 at a political forum held in Burkville last Monday night.

The event was put on by the Burkville Neighborhood Watch group at the Winston Pringle Multi-Purpose Building in the Old Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church on Frederick Douglas Road.

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Organizing the event was Kelly Lambert of the Burkville Neighborhood Watch and moderating was Andrea Price.

In attendance were: Incumbent Adrian D. Johnson, Debra (Caldwell) Bush and J.D. Ruffin for the office of district court judge; incumbent John E. Hulett and Debbie Dunklin for the office of probate judge; Anthony Harris, incumbent Charlie King Jr. and Carnell McAlpine for commission district two; Brenson Crenshaw Sr. for district three; incumbent Dickson Farrior and Thomas Rodney Perry for commission district five. Incumbent Marzett Wright Thomas for commission district three was not in attendance.

Candidates expressed support of the public’s right to know, sound money management, helping support and uplift the youth and being fair and impartial.