JCC supervisors candidates forum scheduled


Candidates for the Jamestown and Powhatan district Board of Supervisor seats are scheduled to participate in an Oct. 12 forum.

The forum will take place at 7 p.m. at James City County Office Building F, 101 Mounts Bay Road.

For the Jamestown seat, Lane Construction senior project manager Tom Philips is running against Jim Icenhour, who served as a supervisor from 2006-13.

Current Jamestown district representative and Board of Supervisors Chairman Kevin Onizuk is not seeking reelection after his term ends Dec. 31.

For the Powhatan seat, current supervisor and former chairman Michael Hipple is seeking reelection against contractor Joe Swanenburg.

“We will have the four candidates together. There will be starter questions from the moderator and then we will gather questions from the audience,” said Rubyjean Gould, voter services director for the League of Women Voters, which is sponsoring the forum.

The audience’s questions will be filtered to avoid repetition and to make sure the questions are pertinent to the race, Gould said.

College of William and Mary assistant to the president and chief of staff Michael J. Fox will serve as the moderator.

Election Day is Nov. 7.

Jefferson can be reached at 757-790-9313.

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