9/23: Blacksburg Candidates Forum
A candidate forum for Blacksburg’s upcoming mayoral and Town Council elections will be held on Zoom on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County and the Montgomery County–Radford City–Floyd County Branch of the NAACP will host the event. The Zoom link is below.
The Blacksburg event is the first of four local forums over the next month at which candidates for several local offices will talk about their positions and answer questions from voters. The forums will be on Zoom because of health recommendations.
In the mayoral race, incumbent Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith is being challenged by newcomer Mohsen Manteghi. Three incumbent Town Council members who are seeking re-election unopposed will also participate in the forum to discuss current town issues. They are Susan Anderson, Lauren Colliver and Susan Mattingly.
The town elections are nonpartisan. To register for the Zoom and submit questions for the candidates, go to: https://bit.ly/BburgCandidateForum. Those attending are encouraged both to submit questions during registration and during the forum using Zoom’s Q&A box.
The forum moderator will address those questions to all the candidates, rotating the order in which questions are asked between the candidates.