Appreciate support for candidate forum

Published 7:23 am Monday, May 29, 2017

The League of Women Voters Oxford/North Mississippi would like to thank the community and the Board of Aldermen candidates in Wards 2 and 6 for their participation in our first candidate forum on May 23. We also appreciate the support for this event provided by the Oxford Eagle and the Historic Sites Commission.

It was wonderful to see the standing-room-only crowd of citizens from all political persuasions that filled the historic Burns Belfrey on Tuesday evening to listen, learn, and question the candidates running for these two offices.

The thoughtful and very civil discussion of some of the major issues facing Oxford today was, indeed, “democracy at work” in a manner that made us proud.

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The League looks forward to sponsoring future community forums which will provide an open and non-partisan environment for citizens to come together to share their ideas and search for solutions on topics that concern us all.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to interested persons 16 years and older. For more information, call 662-3233-5446 or email us at

Dianne S. Fergusson, Ph.D.

President – LWVOXNMS