In letter sent July 12 to his opponent for the N.C. Senate, Lloyd Scher proposed that he and N.C. Rep, Dan Bishop cooperate to offer a series of five town hall meetings over the months leading up to election day. The public would be invited to hear the candidates discuss issues and answer questions.
In the letter, Scher wrote:
The upcoming election will be a very busy one for everyone. People get their information from TV, the internet, radio and newspapers, but with all the elections this year, the voters will be inundated with political ads and will never have a chance to get to know the candidates.
It is time to talk directly to our fellow citizens, let them ask us questions and tell us their concerns, and hear from each of us directly. I propose a series of Town Hall Meetings dealing with the following issues: Senior adults, transportation, education, environment, and health care.
Just think of what opportunity the citizens will have to ask us directly, see and hear us give them our answers, so they know where each of us stands.