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Six candidates seeking three seats on Valdese Town Council respond to questions


This week, The Paper features candidate profiles for the six individuals seeking seats on the Valdese Town Council. Three seats will be on the ballot.

Each candidate was provided with an equal and fair opportunity to respond to the questions specific to their community and given 10 days to complete their responses.

Each candidate’s answers are presented here as they were provided to The Paper without editing except in the case where an obvious spelling error was noted or if the response exceeded allowed word count. In such cases, the candidate was contacted for clarification.

The Paper’s questions are in bold. Responses are in regular type.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7. Early voting begins on Thursday, Oct. 19. The early voting site closest to Valdese is the town hall in Rutherford College.

Pam Walker, the Central Burke Reporter at The Paper, provided the questions for the candidates and compiled the submitted materials and images for this series. She may be reached at or 828-443-6103.

Click on the candidates below to read their responses: