It’s one of the most highly attended candidate forums every election and this one was no exception. It was a packed house at the Fuller Lodge Thursday as about 200 residents attended the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos candidate forum.
In attendance were candidates for county clerk Sharon Stover (R) and Nathan Hjeim (D) as well as county council candidates Peter Sheehey (D); Michael Redondo (D); and Kristin Henderson (D); Marc Clay (R); Vincent Chiravalle (R) and Steven Girrens (R).
The audience also had a chance to hear representatives talk for and against proposed amendments to the charter.
Margaret Calef, president of the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos, thought the event went well.
“I thought it was very good; a nice variety of questions and interesting answers,” she said.
She also added that with this forum, candidates from both parties seemed to be on the same page regarding the larger issues.
“There seemed to be a lot consensus on how to move the county forward,” Calef said.
The section of the forum that featured the candidates for county council seemed to be the most lively as many of the issues discussed would impact Los Alamos directly.