Greenville Mayoral Candidates Gather

Greenville voters are choosing a mayor within the next 11 days, and all three candidates took part in a forum Friday morning on WTIB-FM and Cable Channel 7.

Ask the candidates what they think is the most important issue facing the city and you'll get three different answers.

Candidate Allen Thomas says, "To me the most important important issue is really two-fold. One is jobs and crime in the city. And they both impact each other significantly."

Mayor Pat Dun says, "Well, I think dealing with our budget which we have been doing since I've been mayor. We have lowered the departmental costs."

Candidate Robert O'Neal says, "I think regulations from the state and federal government and regulations that the city are imposing upon businesses."

WITN'S Dave Jordan joined Brian Colligan from the Daily Reflector and ECU's student government president Joshua Martinkovic to ask the questions.

Moderator Henry Hinton explains how Friday's candidate forum helps get their messages to the voters. "Just a service to let the voters meet the candidates. It's the only broadcast and real forum of this type anywhere during the entire election process."

Early voting is going on now in Greenville until November 5th. Election day is the 8th.

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All three Greenville mayoral candidates will take part in a public forum Friday.

Sitting Greenville Mayor Pat Dunn and challengers Allen Thomas and Robert O'Neal are all scheduled to take part in the speaking engagement beginning at 7 a.m.

Henry Hinton will moderate the forum, which can be heard on WTIB 103.7. WITN's Dave Jordan will be part of the media panel.


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