BY COLIN WRIGHT
Early in October, The Bruin, in conjunction with the Media Communications class, conducted on-camera interviews with the Wadsworth City School Board candidates running in the 2017 election. All six candidates participated, answering questions on their backgrounds, candidacy, plans, and qualifications.
The questions asked were aimed to assist voters in making their choices on Election Day. For example, candidates were asked if they would see themselves primarily as a representative of the community or as a representative of the school system if elected.
First-time school board candidates are Natalie Sydorenko, Chantelle Eggleton, Bill Neiser, and Gary McComas. Incumbents Julie Batey and Amanda Gordon are running for re-election.
A video containing candidate introductions and excerpts from each interview has been posted on the Bruin’s YouTube channel. Full candidate interviews are also available for viewing below or on the same YouTube channel.
Early/absentee voting has already begun. Election Day is on November 7, 2017. The Bruin wishes to encourage all eligible citizens to hit the polls and vote.