Candidates Discuss Issues at Debate
Alachua County, FL -- The Florida Political Black Caucus hosted a debate for Alachua County candidates Thursday night.
Candidates running for Alachua County School Board seats, County Commission, County Judge and more were at the debate.
The problem of failing schools was a hot topic among the School Board candidates. Two candidates proposed building a new, diverse school around the Eastside area to solve the problem. Candidates also say there's the issue of the prison pipeline - where students often end up in jail after school- they say the problem of many students living in poverty is to blame.
Residents who attended the debate say it helps the public get to know candidates. "I always enjoy the Black Caucus Forum because it's a real debate and because the candidates actually get to talk to each other so you get a real feel for where they're at on issues," said resident Annie Orlando.
Early voting starts Saturday, August 16th.
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