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District A Candidate Forum Scheduled for Oct. 8

Three neighborhood groups organize event for Alexandria School Board candidates.

A forum for candidates running for Alexandria School Board in District A will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 8 at the auditorium.

The forum is being hosted by three neighborhood groups—the Del Ray Citizens Association, the Upper King Street Neighborhood Association and the Warwick Village Citizens Association.

The format and the moderator will be determined at a later date. The event takes the place of October's DRCA meeting.

Six candidates are running for school board in District A: Bill Campbell, Karen Graf, Stephanie Kapsis, Helen Morris, Joyce Rawlings and Heath Wells. Morris is the lone incumbent.

Candidate Scott Gordon dropped out of the District A race in July after .

Wells will be out of town for the October forum and will not be participating.

Voters in District A will vote for up to three candidates on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Dorrien Mirren September 19, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Why on earth would Wells not be participating in his one chance to speak to a majority of voters all at the same time? Talk about an enormous missed opportunity.
Heath Wells September 19, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I wish I could be there also. I do believe that we need school board members that have a sense of balance and know when other events are more important than a debate, no matter the size of the audience. Since, prior to deciding to run for school board and well before this debate was scheduled, I committed to seeing an old Army buddy who is getting ready to go to Afghanistan in January for a year. My wife and I ordered the tickets back when they were relatively cheap and not changeable. I will admit it is also a vacation, my friend is stationed in Hawaii. So there is the fact that my wife and I are getting to see some of Hawaii for the cost of airfare. Additionally, I will be participating in the Special Education Advisory Council debate, right now scheduled for October 29. Thank you, Heath

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