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Fluvanna's Candidates Forum: Meet the People Running to Represent Our Community

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Join the Candidates and Community Members as We Meet at the Fluvanna Fire Hall on Sunday, October 22nd, 2023 @ 5:00 PM


As conscientious citizens, it's important to take an active interest in the individuals who aim to represent us in the political arena. The decisions they make on our behalf will shape our future and the future of our community. With this in mind, we are thrilled to announce an upcoming event that will provide a platform for us to learn more about our potential representatives: Fluvanna's Candidates Forum. Read more below.

A campaign button with three different colored strips in descending order red, white and blue.  There is one row of five white colored five-pointed stars on the top and likewise on the bottom.  The text in blue in the middle, white colored strip reads, "Meet the Candidates."  The button is above a stylized American flag that is waved at the bottom of the graphic.

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ABOUT THE EVENT:

Fluvanna's Candidates Forum is a non-partisan, educational event that offers an opportunity to meet and interact with the candidates running for office in our community. It allows us to gain insights about their plans and visions for Fluvanna and the wider region. More importantly, it gives us a chance to share our thoughts and ideas with them, contributing to the process of shaping a better future for us all.


DATE, TIME & PLACE:

The forum is scheduled for Sunday, October 22nd. We encourage everyone to mark their calendars and make time to attend this important event. The forum will begin at 5:00 PM, providing enough time for all attendees to have meaningful interactions with the candidates. The venue for the forum is the Fluvanna Fire Hall, located at 3536 Fluvanna Ave., Fluvanna, NY 14701. The location is accessible to people with limited mobility or physical disabilities ensuring that everyone in the community has the opportunity to attend the event.


CANDIDATES INVITED:

All candidates wishing to represent Fluvanna or seeking election to any other position within the Town of Ellicott are invited to the event. Candidates invited to participate in the forum are as follows:

POSITION

CANDIDATE

CANDIDATE

Town Supervisor:

Todd Beckerink

Janet Bowman

Town Clerk:

Adrienne Swanson

Amy Bellardo

Town Justice:

Marilyn Gerace

​[unopposed]

Town Council (Ward 1):

​James Rensel

Patrick Tyler

Town Council (Ward 2):

David Lamantia

​Robert White

Town Council (Ward 3):

Steven Cybart

Katy Whitmore

Town Council (Ward 4):

Daniel McNeill

Kenneth Swan

County Legislature

​Lisa Vanstrom

Kurt Gustafson

HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES:

Community members may pose questions from the floor at the Candidates Forum itself or may submit questions in advance of the event. Questions may be submitted safely and securely online by clicking here or scanning the following QR code:

A QR code that readers may scan to submit their questions online and in advance of Fluvanna's Candidates Forum.

Questions ought to be posed in accordance with guidelines established for the Candidates Forum which are included in the online questionnaire and will be reiterated by the moderator at the event itself.


REGISTER FOR THE EVENT:

Members of the public attending in-person are not required to register for the event, but registration in advance is appreciated. Registration enables us to email or txt updates regarding the event and send reminders.


Those who wish to view or participate in the event online are welcome to do so, but must register in advance. Once registered, a link to join the Candidates Forum online will be sent to your email address.


To register online, simply click "Register Now":


COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS:

This event is organized by Fluvanna’s United Neighbors (a community organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Fluvanna and fostering a sense of unity among its residents) and proudly co-sponsored by Fluvanna’s nonprofit organizations: the Fluvanna Community Church, Fluvanna Community Historical Society, Fluvanna Free Library, Fluvanna Fire Department and the War Vets Recreation Inc. Their support for this event underscores their commitment to democratic processes and the welfare of the community.

By attending the Fluvanna's Candidates Forum, you will not only gain valuable insights about the people who aspire to represent you but also demonstrate your commitment to the community. Your presence and participation will send a powerful message about the importance of informed voting, civic participation and community engagement.

Let us all come together to meet the candidates, understand their platforms and visions, and engage in constructive conversations. The future of our community depends on our informed choices and active participation. Let's make the most of this opportunity to shape a better future for Fluvanna.


CONTACT US:

If you have any questions, would like more information, need to request an accommodation or would like to volunteer for this event, please feel free to contact us at ContactUs@FluvannaHistory.com or call +1 (716) 804.7163 and choose "Option 1."

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