Candidates — (left to right) Chandon Adams, Justin Hawkins, and Laura Semanson — debate for Forsyth County Commission District 5 on Monday, April 18, 2016.
Debate hosted by the Forsyth County Republican Party. Chairman Jason Mock hosts, and Joel Natt moderates the debate at the Forsyth County Administration Building in Cumming, Georgia.
LAST DAY to Vote is Tuesday, May 24, 2016 for Forsyth County District 5 Commissioner.
Welcome - by Forsyth GOP chair Jason Mock
Pledge of Allegiance
Questions - by moderator Joel Natt
- 1. Do you support increasing development impact fees to fund various county items such as roads?
2. What type of growth do you support and why?
3. What do you see as the most pressing need for the county in terms of capital projects?
4. What is your experience with preparing and authorizing budgets?
5. Considering current county budget, do you believe any part of the county budget in the future should be shielded from possible cuts?
6. Do you plan to promote any changes to existing taxes?
7. You all have said that you do not plan to raise taxes, if county expenses increase next year how do you plan to accommodate those expenses without increasing taxes?
8. What actions would you have taken regarding the Habersham waste water project?
9. What would your solution be to attract large scale and high quality employers to our county?
10. What is your position on the creation of any additional cities within the county?
11. What is your position on county wide voting versus district voting for all the commissioners?
12. Would you support privatization of any part of the county services, and if so, which parts and why?
13. What is your definition of quality of life and how can it be preserved within the county?
14. Do you feel campaign contributions from people doing business with the county could produce a conflict in your decision making if you were elected?
15. Who did you support in presidential preference and if they are not the nominee, will you vote and support the nominee in November? If not, why?
16. What is your position on changing senior citizen property school tax exemption?
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