Traverse Connect County Commission Candidate Forum

Traverse Connect (formerly Chamber of Commerce) held a candidate virtual forum on Tuesday, September 29. All of the Democrats running for office participated, including the two incumbents, one of whom is unopposed. Three Republican incumbents chose not to participate. Traverse Connect has made the video of the virtual forum available on their YouTube channel.

Democrats Participating

  • Incumbent, District 1Betsy Coffia
  • Incumbent, District 2Bryce Hundley
  • Candidate, District 3Melissa Hogan
  • Candidate, District 4Brace Kern
  • Candidate, District 5Jade Prang
  • Candidate, District 6Bruce Moore

Republicans Participating

  • Candidate, District 1Josephine Ferry
  • Candidate, District 4Penny Morris
  • Candidate, District 6Darryl V. Nelson

Republicans Not Participating

It strikes me as unusually arrogant that the three Republican incumbents dissed Traverse Connect by choosing not to participate.

  • Incumbent, District 3Brad Jewett
  • Incumbent, District 5Ron Clous
  • Incumbent, District 7Rob Hentschel