We are reaching out today because the elections in Walton County are fast approaching and there are three Board of County Commissioners seats on the ballot this year. It is an important time for everyone in our community to learn about the candidates so that they can be empowered to make their votes count. The COVID crisis has made it difficult to hold in-person candidate forums so it has been challenging to get to know those that are running. We were thrilled to find out that a group of concerned citizens have formed a committee “Vote Smart Walton” to host an ALL VIRTUAL Town Hall Candidate Forum, and we want to help spread the word! The event is being sponsored by South Walton Community Council and DeFuniak Springs Business and Professional Association and will be taking place over the course of three (3) evenings. Tuesday, July 21st, Thursday, July 23rd and Tuesday, July 28th all happening from 6:30 pm to 8:00pm. Mark your calendars now so you can attend these events live. We will share the links to attend via email next week and also on our FB Page. The forums will be recorded and available at a later date, but plan to attend live to get the most out of this wonderful opportunity. If you are on Facebook, we encourage you to go “like” and “follow” the Vote Smart Walton Facebook Page, as the recordings will be posted there, as well as each question so the conversation can continue after the forum. Here is a list of confirmed candidates for each of these meetings: Tuesday, July 21 Mike Barker, Lisa Johnson, Philip Cryar, Teddy Stewart, Carolynn Zonia, Boots McCormick, Debbie Heard, Vanessa Goodson Thursday July 23 Mike Barker, Carolynn Zonia, Debbie Heard, Vanessa Goodson, Teddy Stewart, Philip Cryar Tuesday July 28th Mike Barker, Teddy Stewart, Philip Cryar, Carolynn Zonia, Debbie Heard Again, this election is one of the most important things happening in Walton County right now, and it’s important that everyone is educated about where the candidates stand on things that are most important to them, and that we SHOW UP AT THE POLLS!