Ten candidates appeared and conducted themselves with professionalism. Seven questions were asked by the moderator, and each candidate had one minute to respond. Candidates did a great job of staying within their time limits, and the forum ran smoothly and efficiently.
Two candidates were No-Shows. Incumbent Teresa Holmes did not show up, and James Mobley did not appear. Their name plates were left in place, and their chairs remained empty.
There is a rumor that a recording of the forum may be posted on the YouTube channel of the Columbia (SC) Chamber of Commerce.
[Edited] Watch the Chamber's forum here: