The Suffolk Division of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce hosted a City Council Candidates Forum on October 28 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in downtown Suffolk. Approximately 115 members of the Chamber and interested voters heard first-hand the positions and thoughts from eight of the nine candidates running for election this fall. Candidates participating included Charles Brown and Clint Jenkins running for the Cypress Borough; Don Goldberg, Kerry Holmes, and Charles Parr running for the Suffolk borough; Tim Johnson and Jeff Gardy running for the Holy Neck Borough; Mike Duman participated and is running un-opposed.
The two-hour forum touched on a variety of topics including funding of schools and municipal services, taxes and fees, economic development and job creation and management of the city. Dean McClain, the Suffolk Division Director moderated the forum and complimented all of the candidates for their sacrifices and dedication to the city and the region’s quality of life and economic future.
The Hampton Roads Chamber continues to support and advocate for businesses in Hampton Roads for regional economic growth, member success, and enhancement of the quality of life. The Chamber provides access to decision makers and hosts events on business issues that impact the business community. The Chamber encourages the community to vote on November 4.