Residents get to hear from those seeking office during candidate forum

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ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) – Residents in Aberdeen had a chance to hear from the men and women vying for their vote in this year’s election during a candidate forum Tuesday night.

Candidates who came out took to the podium laying out their blueprints, and trying to convince voters why they’re the best candidate on the ballot.

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Some of the common things candidates spoke on included the need to bring more businesses and jobs to the area, as well as strengthening the school system in Aberdeen.

Lakesha Winters said she came out to the forum to vet the candidates looking to represent her ward.

She’s been a resident in Aberdeen for ten years and wants to see someone who will help the city grow.

“I do have a younger one that actually is in the Aberdeen School District, and I want to see more things for the children,” said Winters. “I want to see more activities, I want to see a better environment as a whole for Aberdeen, and I also just want to see us grow. It’s sad that you have other small cities that are around Aberdeen that have this and that, and Aberdeen doesn’t have anything.”

None of the sitting members on the board of aldermen were in attendance during the forum.

Primaries are set for April 7, and the general election is on May 5.