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Word for Word: Candidates for N.C. House, Tarleton and Jordan Speak at Boone Chamber Candidate Forum

Compiled by Jesse Wood Oct. 10, 2012. On Tuesday night, the Boone Area Chamber presented the “Meet the Candidate Forum” at the Watauga County Courthouse. Chamber President Dan Meyer asked a variety of questions to challenger Cullie Tarleton and incumbent Jonathan Jordan – the candidates running for the 93rd District in the N.C. House. (Candidates for N.C. Senate, Roy Carter and incumbent Dan Soucek, answered the same questions here.) Jordan and Tarleton provided the most heated exchanges of the night and responded with answers pertaining to extra-territorial jurisdictions (ETJs), education cuts, ASU, unemployment insurance and the very “contentious” school calendar mandate which interestingly enough originates from lobbyists for businesses that derive revenue from summer tourism. Each response was limited to one minute. After the questions, the candidates were allowed two minutes to pitch their candidacy in a closing statement. Below is a complete transcript of the candidate’s answers. Parts of a few responses were inaudible and are noted so in the transcription. Also in a few cases, a candidate’s response was slightly edited for clarity. Don’t feel like reading? Check back later for full audio and video of the candidate’s responses. Meyer: What do you consider to be the number …

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