Voters will be making history in Cherokee County by electing the first female to the Board of Supervisors this November.
Marci Brown (D) and Ginger Walker (R) are both running for the District 5 seat and will be on the November 6 ballot.
The Cherokee Career Women (formerly Business and Professional Women) will be holding a candidate forum to hear from these women on Tuesday, October 16 in the South Room at Danny's Sports Spot. Dinner (Dutch treat) will begin at 6 p.m. with the candidate forum to start around 7 p.m. The event is open to the public.
Walker and Brown will both be on hand to discuss why they are running for the Cherokee County Board of Supervisors, talk about county issues, and will field questions from those in attendance.
Kris Glienke, Cherokee County Auditor and Commissioner of Elections, will also be on hand to talk about the election process, go over the ballots and distribute information on absentee voting.
"It is exciting to see more women getting involved in the local political process," shared Julie Hering Kent, President of the Cherokee Career Women (CCW). "We hope that others in the community will join us on Tuesday night to learn more about these women in order to make informed decisions on Nov. 6."
The Cherokee Business and Professional Women (BPW) were granted their charter on Nov. 5, 1955. On June 14, 2011 the organization restructured to become Cherokee Career Women (CCW).
The group's mission is "to inspire women to achieve excellence by building a network of friendship, promoting education and participation in community service."
If you would like more information about Cherokee Career Women or the candidate forum on October 16, please contact Julie Hering Kent, President, at 249-2655, or Morgan Graverholt, Vice President, at 225-6166.