The race for the seat representing District 2 on the Orange County Board of Commissioners this year features two candidates, incumbent Earl McKee and challenger Mark Marcoplos. Both are Democrats.
Early voting is already under way for the May 6 primary. With no Republicans in the race, the winner of the Democratic primary will be unopposed in the November general election.
On Wednesday, WCHL invited McKee and Marcoplos into the studio for an informal candidate forum, hosted by Aaron Keck. During the hour-long forum, the candidates touched on topics ranging from school funding to budget priorities to taxes to solid waste and environmental development.
Listen to Part 1 of the forum, in which Marcoplos and McKee discuss school funding, budget priorities, taxes, and solid waste.
Listen to Part 2 of the forum, in which the candidates talk economic development, affordability, transportation, Rogers Road remediation, and more.