Marion County community group holds town hall for congressional candidates

MARION COUNTY, W. Va. (WDTV) - Community group Marion County Indivisible (MIC) hosted an open town hall to give voters a chance to meet their candidates face to face.

Democratic congressional candidate for West Virginia Kendra Fershee took questions from voters during the two hour open discussion.

This gave voters an opportunity to ask about specific issues that are personal to them.

Rebecca Speakman, a Harrison County teacher, said that this type of personal interaction helps her to make an informed vote.

"Being involved and contacting those representatives directly has really brought light, in my mind, as to who I want to have representing me," said Speakman

While representative Mckinley was invited to participate, Marion County Indivisible says they never received a response from him or his team.

5 News reached out to Mckinley's office after hours but did not receive a response.

West Virginia's midterm election where McKinley and Fershee will go head-to-head will be held on November 6th.