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Ivey, Wilson Take Part in WBCU Political Forum

Daniel Prince

Forum is available to watch on our Facebook page

Ben Ivey and Timika Wilson were on the air Wednesday morning for the second in a series of political forums that WBCU News is hosting in the lead-up to primary election day on Tuesday, June 14. They are both Democratic candidates running for Union County Supervisor, as current Supervisor Frank Hart will not be seeking reelection. The winner will face Republican Phillip Russell in the general election in November.
In his opening statement, Ivey touted his experience and training through his time on Union County Council as qualifications for taking on the added responsibilities of supervisor:

(audio below story)

You can watch the entire forum on our WBCU Facebook page, or you can listen to it in the on-demand section of our WBCU app for Android and iPhone and through our website player at

Today, WBCU News will host Kevin Eckert, one of the Democratic candidates for US House District 5, in the studio, and on Friday, we will air a prerecorded interview with the other Democratic US House District 5 candidate, Evangeline Hundley.

Early voting in the primaries continues from 8:30-5 through Friday at the Union County Election Commission office on South Duncan Bypass in the old Union Chrysler building. The election will be held on Tuesday, June 14. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and stay open until 7 p.m. WBCU News will provide live election coverage that night to bring you the results as they come in.

Ben Ivey and Timika Wilson from the WBCU forum
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