Candidate Forums slated for October 25 and 26, 2023


Meet and get acquainted with those who will be on this year’s November 6 ballot. Voters will soon empower some of these candidates with the responsibility of supervising the management of funds allocated for maintaining the effectiveness of these entities.


Do you know who spends tax dollars? Yes? No? Without a doubt, the time has come for all voters(taxpayers) in our local communities to know who, how, why our hard-earned tax dollars are being used for our schools and cities. These are the estimated annual budgets: FSCC- $20,000,000; USD 234- $33,800,000; USD 235- $6,300,000; City of Ft Scott- $17,000,000.)


Two “meet and greet” sessions have been scheduled to allow for some relevant interaction.


The first session, hosted by the Ft Scott Chamber of Commerce, is set for October 25, 2023, at the FSCC Ellis Fine Arts Center. The session includes candidates for the FSCC Board of Trustees, USD 234 Board of Education, and the Ft Scott City Commission. Doors will open at 5:30 followed with a time of questions and answers by the candidates at 6:00 pm.


Session two, hosted by the Bourbon County Republicans, will be on October 26, 2023, at the Uniontown City Hall in Uniontown. This will include candidates for the FSCC Board of Trustees, USD 235, and city council candidates from Uniontown, Bronson, and Redfield. The meeting will start promptly at 6:30 and is scheduled to last no more than 2 hours.


The chamber and the BBCO Republicans will receive questions from the public prior to the sessions. Please submit your questions to the appropriate entity.

Submitted by Anne Dare




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