Lloyd Scher, candidate for the District 39 seat in the N.C. Senate, said July 18 that his opponent, Dan Bishop, has declined to join Scher in hosting five town hall-style meetings with residents of the district.
“I'm disappointed that he does not want to face the voters,” Scher said. But the meetings will still take place. Residents who attend can meet Scher, hear him discuss the issues and answer questions.
Scher mailed a letter July 12 proposing that the two candidates work together to set up and host the events, in which both candidates would discuss the issues and answer questions. Mr. Bishop responded today through his campaign manager, saying he would not participate in the town hall meetings, Scher said.
Scher said he will still host the five meetings and invites all district residents to participate. Dates and locations for the meetings will be announced in the near future.
“I am delighted to offer the voters a chance to get to know me and hear about the work I will take on in the Senate on their behalf,” Scher continued. "My candidacy is about serving the citizens, not flexing political muscle."