Follow up: Darlington Ward 2 Debate

A call for a debate for Darlington City Ward 2 has been declined by candidate Valarie Boston.

Shortly after a letter was printed in the March 9 issue of the News and Press calling for a debate from the other candidate, Elaine Reed, an offer was made to host one by Anthony Hall, President of the Darlington County NAACP.

On Friday, March 11, Ms. Boston’s campaign called to decline the invitation.

Anthony Hall was notified about the cancelling of the plans. Donald Gilliard, campaign manager for Elaine Reed, responded: “It is important for the people of Darlington to know where she stands on the issues, and be able to measure these two candidates together side by side to see their demeanor, to see their knowledge of the issues as it relates…this is a serious job, as Darlington tries to move forward.”

The News and Press did not receive an additional response from the Boston campaign.
The Ward 2 election is April 5th, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. to fill the seat held by Mayor Gloria C. Hines.

Author: Jana Pye

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