YORK – Candidates seeking a seat on the York County Board of Commissioners will be participating in a political forum next Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m., at the Yorkshire Playhouse.

This will provide an opportunity for the public to hear from the candidates (all of whom are Republicans), prior to the Primary Election on May 15.

This forum is being sponsored by the organization, York Young Professionals.

The group has invited the candidates seeking the District 1 and 3 commissioner seats to participate.

Seeking the seat of District 1 commissioner are Incumbent Paul Buller, Amie Kopcho and Steve Postier.

Seeking the seat of District 3 commissioner are Incumbent Bill Bamesberger and Dale Siebert.

Moderators will be from the York News-Times (Melanie Wilkinson) and the local Rural Radio Network stations (Tyler Cavali).

The forum will open with the candidates having an opportunity to introduce themselves and talk about why they are seeking these positions. They will each be given a five-minute window to do so.

That will be followed by Wilkinson and Cavali asking questions, with each candidate having a chance to respond to each question. All candidates will be given the same amount of time to respond, which would be two minutes.

All candidates will be given two minutes for closing remarks.

Members of the public are welcome to submit questions by emailing melanie.wilkinson@yorknewstimes.com. Questions will be formulated by the moderators and then randomly drawn to be presented to the candidates.

The only people, going in to the forum, who know the questions will be the moderators. This will provide an opportunity for candidates to be candid in sharing their unique views.

It is anticipated that the event will be completed by 8:30 p.m.

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