‘Meet the Candidates’ event set Oct. 21 for Bainbridge
BAINBRIDGE — With the broadest candidate field of any municipal election in Putnam County this year, there is certainly a lot for Bainbridge voters to consider as they head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5 or sooner.
With this in mind, the Bainbridge Improvement Society is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” event at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 at the Bainbridge Community Building.
Candidates for Bainbridge Town Council and the clerk-treasurer’s office will be there for residents to meet and get to know.
For Bainbridge Town Council, nine candidates are seeking seats on the three-member council. All three positions are at-large, meaning the top three vote getters will serve as the council for the next four years, regardless of location in the town.
The candidates for council are Raymond Curran, Rodney Fenwick, Brent Foltz, Robert Hensley, Jeff Kiger, Jerry Lents, J.C. Mandeville, Bonnie Osborn and Joel Thompson.
Additionally, there are two candidates for the clerk-treasurer position: Bobbi Boller and Monica Bray.
As has traditionally been the case in Bainbridge and other small towns in the area, all candidates are running as independents.
The current town council includes Lents, Thompson and Scott Curran, who is not seeking another term.
Bray is the incumbent clerk-treasurer.
BIS will provide refreshments at the event.
The Bainbridge Improvement Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the bettering of the Bainbridge area community.