On September 9, candidates participated in a “Meet & Greet” on the lawn of the Issac Walton Hotel in Essex. All Democratic and Republican candidates for House District 3 and Senate District 2 were invited. Participating were: Kyle Waterman (D) and Carl Glimm (R) running for SD2 and Debo Powers (D) running for HD3. Each candidate spoke for 5 minutes followed by questions from the crowd and answers from the candidates. In response to questions, Rep. Powers spoke in strong support of (1) not transferring our federal public lands, (2) funding for public education, and (3) finding ways to provide broadband to rural areas.