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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.


Candidates for OCONEE SCHOOL BOARD, DIstrict 1
6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014
Duke Energy's World of Energy Auditorium, Oconee Nuclear Station, Seneca, SC 29672
Candidates: Allen Brewer, Jerry Lee

Candidates for PICKENS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD (District 2)
7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, Council Chambers, Central Town Hall, 1067 W Main St., Central, SC 29630
Candidates: Philip Bowers, Kevin McKenzie, Tony Qualkinbush, Jennifer Wood (Vote for 1)

7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, Council Chambers, Clemson City Hall
Candidates: Ray F. Brown, Jerry O. Chapman, Tim Fowler, June Hay, C. Martin Tiller, Jeremy Wright (Vote for 3)
A QUESTIONNAIRE to these candidates has been prepared by the Clemson Historic West End Neighborhood Association and is posted here with their permission. This questionnaire was sent to all 6 candidates and a followup reminder to all 6 candidates. The responses are published as received from the candidates.

On the ballot in November: Electing the Adjutant General

Your Vote Counts!This link provides a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of electing the Adjutant General.

Questions & Responses: 3rd Congressional District candidates

Before the primary election, we requested candidates for the 3rd Congressional District. Jeff Duncan (R) and Barbara Jo Mullis (D) won that election. Here are answers to four questions about topics of current interest. RESPONSES continue to be posted when received.

1. Now that the Affordable Care Act has been implemented, what changes or improvements would you like to see Congress make? RESPONSES

2. One of the areas in which the United States is falling behind is infrastructure, particularly transportation infrastructure--highways and bridges, public, port facilities, rail transport and other mass transit. How do you think these improvements should be financed, and what should the role of the federal government be? RESPONSES

3. A recent report on climate change calls attention to the issue of rising sea levels. Since you would be (if elected) representing a coastal state (23 of the 50 states have some seacoast), what actions should Congress take to help us address the potential damage to property and the economy along the coast? RESPONSES

4. What role should the federal government play in funding K-12 and higher education, and what should its priorities be? RESPONSES


Home Depot now accepts used compact fluorescent light bulbs for recycling at all of its US locations. Many CFL users have been concerned about mercury contamination when these super-efficient bulbs wear out. Now we can dispose of them safely.

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