Union County commissioner candidates, from left, Charles Gillis, Donna Beverage, Doug Osburn, George Mead and Mark Davidson listen to a question during Tuesday’s candidate forum at La Grande Middle School. The candidates, which also include Troy Pointer, are running for Davidson’s Position 3 seat. (Cherise Kaechele/The Observer)
While the presidential election rages on in the national news, the local county election continues to be a peaceful process. With one county commissioner seat open for election in the May primary and six candidates vying for incumbent Mark Davidson’s Position 3 seat, the public forum held at the La Grande Middle School Tuesday night showed voters where the candidates stand on a number of issues.