COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - With just over a month left until the May 24 School Board election, the first Muscogee County School Board Candidate Forum took place Tuesday night.
Eleven candidates gathered inside the Columbus Public Library, all hoping to fill four available school board positions.
The night began with a moment of silence for Carver High's David Pollard following his tragic car accident on Monday. From there, the candidates answered questions posed by the moderator and from the crowd.
Some of the questions asked about important qualities that a school board member must have.
Other questions asked if the current policies in place for the Muscogee County School District were acceptable when it came to the LGBT community.
Here are some quotes from the candidates during Tuesday night's forum:
The next forum will take place on May 4 leading up to the May 24 election.
For full disclosure, candidate Todd Robinson is also the husband of WTVM's Cheryl Renee.