As we approach election day, the nation is focused on a Presidential race that features perhaps the highest stakes in the nation’s history. Some, including former President Barack Obama, feel the future of democracy itself is on the ballot. But here in Jefferson County, we are lucky to have only one local contest of a much milder nature, that for the District Two seat on the Board of County Commissioners between a pair of candidates who mostly seem to share a common perspective of community concern. This week on the Compass, we present excerpts from interviews with Board of Commissioner candidates Lorna Smith and Heidi Eisenhour conducted by KPTZ Reporter Lily Haight in early September. The two candidates were asked basically the same set of questions in separate interviews, but for the sake of brevity, the two interviews here have been cut together.
The Compass airs Saturdays at noon and repeats the following Monday and noon and five PM, exclusively here on KPTZ.